Marianne is a native of Houston, Texas.
In 1989, she founded Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves
homebound people with AIDS in the Los
Angeles area. Today, Project Angel Food serves over
1,000 people daily. Marianne also co-founded The Peace Alliance, a grass roots
campaign supporting legislation currently before Congress to establish a U. S.
Department of Peace.
Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness…. These values are enshrined in our Declaration of Independence as inalienable rights of every American. Generation after generation, people have fought to get rid of the “….except for”s: except for blacks, except for […]
Dear God, Please take away the swine flu. Amen According to Martin Luther King, Jr. there is a power in us more powerful than the power of bullets. King knew that that power was the power of the Spirit. Call […]
For six years, I was the spiritual leader of a big church in Warren, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. I lived in Detroit for a total of ten years; I feel I got to know the place. Of the thousands […]
Many years ago, at a party in Los Angeles, I had the pleasure of speaking for a while to Natasha Richardson. What I remember is how kind and gentle she was. I realized her pedigree — that she was Vanessa […]
Today is a day to cry for Israel. Today is a day to cry for the Palestinians. Today is a day to cry for all of us. Today is a day of war. War anywhere, at this point in […]
Somebody needs to explain this to me, because I must be dumb: Rick Warren was somehow an inclusive choice to deliver the Invocation at the Inauguration? Let’s look for a moment at what an invocation is. It’s that moment when […]
With our thoughts, we can build a system of spiritual quarantine for terrorists and would-be terrorists. We don’t have to know who they are. The Creator does. Just do this. For a minimum of five minutes every day, meditate in the following […]
Several years ago, I was asked to appear on the Larry King Show to discuss the legalization of gay marriage. I don’t know why they chose me exactly, except that I was a straight person who would vote PRO. In […]
YES WE DID America has had a non-violent revolution. As long as there are historians writing about the United States, this moment of fundamental re-alignment of our national purpose will be remembered, pored over and analyzed. It will be seen […]
A basic metaphysical truth holds that for everything happening on the outer plane, an inner phenomenon preceded it. From the notion of Platonic ideals to Jesus’s admonition that “As a man thinketh, so he is,” we are informed by religious […]