Marianne Williamson: We Are Stewards for Democracy

we are stewards for democracy
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At a talk given at a Unity Church in Berkeley, Marianne Williamson clearly explained why as "spiritual" people we need to be involved in the transformation going on now in the political landscape in order to be good stewards of democracy. She begins with some historical info: William Penn and his Quaker tenets of "everyone is created equal", slavery, abolition, suffragettes, Martin Luther King and civil rights, and moves to current day OWS movement.

The connections and comparisons with the past are enlightening and motivating. This is our time and this is our legacy... Will we have a democracy to leave to our children or will we let the US regress back to a feudal system (overlords who have all the power and resources; peons who barely eke out a living in order to support their lords and masters). The comparison is striking and shocking.

The complete talk given at the church can be seen here:

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Marianne Williamson: We Are Stewards for Democracy

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and activist. Six of her published books have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books include A Return to Love, A Year of Miracles, The Law of Divine Compensation, The Gift of Change, The Age of Miracles, Everyday Grace, A Woman’s Worth, and Illuminata. She has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Good Morning America, and Charlie Rose. She is a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. For more info, visit

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Marianne's other books include The Age of Miracles, Everyday Grace, A Woman's Worth, Illuminata, Healing the Soul of America and The Gift of Change.

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