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photo of Marianne Williamson at POWR 2023

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frighten us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world."

~ Marianne Williamson


The Charter for Compassion is honored to announce that Marianne Williamson will speak at our Compassion Banquet at the sixth annual Karen Armstrong Humanitarian Award celebration held in conjunction with The Parliament of the World's Religions on August 16.

Vanity Fair has quipped that Williamson's thoughts speak the language of compassion "and possibly healing crystals." Rolling Stone wrote that she is "a cross between Stevie Nicks and a Tennessee Williams character…."

For more than four decades, Marianne has been a leader in spiritual and religiously progressive circles, a sought-after speaker, and a guru to the stars. She is the author of 15 books, four of which have been #1 New York Times Best Sellers. Join us at the Charter for Compassion's Compassion Banquet, the sixth award ceremony and hear Marianne's current thinking about compassion and responsibility, and experience the reason The Guardian reports that youth are tuning into her message.

Join us at the Compassion Banquet! 

With warm regards,

- Lynn de Vree