According to some the Department of Peace bill H. R. 808, re-intorduced into congress on February 3, 2009, just one week after President Obama took office by Congressman Dennis Kucinich, may have New Age origins.
The Department of Peace (DOP) effort began with the Global Renaissance Alliance along with Marianne Williamson, Barbara Marx Hubbard, James Redfield, Deepak Chopra, Gary Zukav, Wayne Dyer, and several others, is mentioned in Warren Smith’s book Reinventing Jesus Christ. Speaking of the alliance, Smith says:
One of the obvious goals of the new ‘gospel’ and the Alliance orginization is to completely ‘reinvent’ (if it were possible) the traditional gospel of Jesus Christ. While members teach that all paths lead to God, they know there is no place in their new spiritual world order for those who insist that Jesus Christ is their Lord and Savior.
The Alliance presents itself as a ‘grassroots’ organization of everyday folks, but it is important to remember that the Alliance is spearheaded by a high level group of ‘new gospel’ advocates who appear to be operating from a general blueprint channeled from the spirit world years ago by esotericist and occultist, Alice Bailey, who is the author of many channeled works. Her blueprint is continually being affirmed and updated by the recent ‘new revelations’ received by Schucman [A course in miracles], Hubbard, Walsch, [Benjamin] Creme and others.
Warren goes onto explain that the Global Renaissance Alliance changed its name to The Peace Alliance which is the lobbying group and initiator of the Peace Department bill. While Barbara Marx Hubbard and others have stepped back from the forefront, Marianne Williamson has become a critical influence. In 2005 Barbara Marx Hubbard received a Peacebuilders award from the Peace Alliance. DOP activists such as Joaquin Phoenix and Walter Cronkite, have helped the Peace Alliance movement.
Since February, only about sixty-six members of the House of Representatives have co-sponsored this bill.
“Take heed that no man decieve you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ, and shall decieve many. And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.” Matthew 24: 4-6