Fresh Start with A Course in Miracles in the New Year 

Hosted by Robert Perry and Emily Bennington


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The New Year is a potent symbol of new beginnings. Everyone loves the idea of leaving the past behind and making a new start. Given the Course’s focus on these same themes, it is no surprise that it mentions the new year several times. Indeed, in the Course Jesus even asks us to make a New Year’s resolution with him. Join us as we explore how to honor 2020 not just as a new year, but a new kind of year - one in which we trade our conventional resolutions for holy ones, and make good on our highest spiritual aspirations.  


  • How to make this year different by leaving past patterns behind.
  • What the mindset is that has been keeping you stuck. 
  • How to spot the seeds of a brighter future that are already in your life.  
  • The resolution that Jesus asks you to make with him.  
  • How to begin or renew your daily practice with the Text and/or the Workbook.  


Robert Perry

Emily Bennington

Robert Perry, editor of the Complete and Annotated Edition of A Course in Miracles, is one of the Course’s most respected teachers. He began teaching the Course in 1986 and has shared its insights with students around the world. Robert’s work grows out of his dedication to the Course as his own path and his desire to assist others in their own spiritual development. Robert is the founder of the Circle of Atonement and the author or coauthor of more than 20 books and booklets, as well as hundreds of articles, based on the teachings of the Course.

Emily Bennington is executive director of the Circle of Atonement where she is responsible for all aspects of advancing the mission. Her dedication to A Course in Miracles comes from the extraordinary changes in her own life as a result of applying its teachings. Prior to joining the Circle, Emily led training programs on spiritual intelligence mindful leadership for numerous Fortune 500 companies. She is also the author of three books, including Miracles at Work, which features a foreword by her friend Marianne Williamson.

About the Circle of Atonement 

From our origin in 1993, the purpose of the Circle of Atonement has been to be a bridge into the profound and unparalleled wisdom of A Course in Miracles. We clarify the Course’s sometimes difficult language in order to make possible a deeper understanding of its teachings. We then help you put those teachings into practice, explaining how to apply them in your everyday life. Our work grows out of our commitment to be as faithful as possible to what A Course in Miracles says. It also grows out of our years of dedication to walking this path ourselves and our desire to see the Course’s purpose realized in the lives of students and in the world.