Berea College Welcomes Marianne Williamson

Healing the Soul of America: Reclaiming our Voices as Spiritual Citizens

Marianne WilliamsonBerea College welcomes the public and campus community to this week’s convocation featuring spiritual teacher and author Marianne Williamson. In this convocation, Williamson will call on Bereans to turn the passion that is in their hearts into a powerful force for social good. This Convocation is co-sponsored with Women’s and Gender Studies.

Williamson, a native of Houston Texas, has authored twelve published books, with seven that appeared on the New York Times best sellers, of which four reached number one. Williamson is a popular guest on talk shows such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose & Bill Maher. In 1989, Williamson founded Project Angel Food, an organization that, to date, has served over ten million meals to homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. Williamson has also co-founded the Peace Alliance, and serves on the Board of Directors of the RESULTS organization, working to end hunger and poverty throughout the world.

The convocation events, which are provided to both the campus and public communities, are a significant part of a student’s educational experience at Berea College. For the schedule of all convocations this academic year, visit All convocations are free and open to the public.

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Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College only admits academically promising students with limited financial resources—primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia—but welcomes students from 41 states and 76 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly to earn money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.