Marianne Williamson

Born:July 8, 1952 (age 71)
Career:Founder, The Peace Alliance
Founder, Project Angel Food
Founder, Los Angeles and Manhattan Centers for Living

Marianne Williamson is an author, lecturer and activist, and was a 2020 Democratic candidate for president of the United States.

Williamson was born in Houston, Texas, on July 8, 1952. She studied theater and philosophy for two years at Pomona College in Claremont, California, dropping out her junior year. In 1983, she began lecturing on "A Course in Miracles." She published her first book, "A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles," in 1992.

In 1989, Williamson founded Project Angel Food, a non-profit that delivers meals to ill and dying homebound patients. In 2004, she co-founded The Peace Alliance, a nonprofit grassroots education and advocacy organization focused on increasing U.S. governmental support of peace-building approaches to domestic and international conflicts.

In 2014, Williamson ran as an Independent for California's 33rd congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives.


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