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Membership with a Mission

Everything you love about
Maria's Sunday Paper, PLUS:

  • New: Personal text messages from Maria to encourage you through the week ahead
  • New: Be a part of The Sunday Paper's Recommends section and have the chance to see your favorite books, movies, shows, podcasts, and music featured
  • Unlimited access to Maria's archive collection of weekly essays to inspire hearts and minds
  • Exclusive access to LIVE, virtual interviews with Maria and groundbreaking Architects of Change— every month!
  • An ad-free website experience
  • Members-only comment section following each essay on The Sunday Paper website, where Sunday Paper PLUS members can connect with Maria, The Sunday Paper team, and other members of our community
  • Exclusive access and discounts for special partner events
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An Invitation to You,
Become an Architect of Change

As many of you know, The Sunday Paper started as a simple newsletter, a place for me to share with you what was on my heart and mind. Since then we have grown into a digital publication, a homebase where the most inspiring and insightful voices gather to share their wildly authentic lives and move humanity forward.

Since its inception, The Sunday Paper has been available for free, a valuable resource for hundreds of thousands of loyal readers, viewers, and subscribers in search of hope, belonging, and purpose. I am genuinely grateful to each of you who have donated over the years to support our journalism and allowed our community to grow bigger than we ever imagined.

In order to continue growing—as a community and as a team here at The Sunday Paper—we've been hard at work to bring you even more inspiring content with our brand-new membership program that we're calling
Sunday Paper PLUS.

We will continue to publish our newsletter delivered to your inbox at no cost each week, and you'll now have the opportunity to become a Sunday Paper PLUS Member—which means you'll be able to unlock additional content like exclusive access to my new, monthly video series called Above the Noise with Maria, share your reflections after each essay in our members-only comment sections, receive bonus articles and courses, and much, much more!

My desire to build this new membership program is to be able to offer you more opportunities to connect with a community comprised of fellow Architects of Change, to gather together in love and mutual respect, to feel seen, safe, supported and heard. Our collective purpose at Above the Noise with Maria is to create a better world and move humanity forward, together.

I hope you'll join us in becoming an Architect of Change with a membership to Sunday Paper PLUS. I'd be honored to gather around the table with you.


Maria Shriver

A Message from Maria

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15% Savings

Yearly Plan

$72 / Year


Monthly Plan

$7 / Month

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What You'll Receive

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Exclusive, Monthly LIVE Interviews with Maria and Special Guests

Join us for Conversations Above the Noise, a brand-new, live video webcast series with Maria and special guests. You'll have a chance to ask questions of Maria and guests.

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Bonus Content

Receive access to transcripts of Conversations Above the Noise interviews, extended interviews from The Sunday Paper Community, and Conversation Starters, written by Maria herself.

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Full Access to Maria's Weekly Essays

Explore the full collection of Maria's weekly essays, I've Been Thinking... Designed to inspire hearts and minds, these moving essays share Maria's deepest insights, wisdom, and prayers for the week ahead.

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Ad-Free Website Experience

Sunday Paper PLUS members will have an ad-free experience on Read all your favorite articles without interruption.

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Join the Sunday Paper Conversation

Sunday Paper PLUS membership unlocks the exclusive Sunday Paper comments section, a members-only community space, where you can share your thoughts and respectfully engage with others after each essay in The Sunday Paper.

Hear from Our
Sunday Paper PLUS Members

“Maria Shriver's Sunday Paper is the publication that we all need to read…it’s informative with a purpose. It inspires the best that is within us, asking us both to grow personally and collectively. This is the kind of Good News that has the power to change hearts and therefore change lives..”

Joe Argazzi

“I so appreciate and look forward to the beautiful, heartfelt, and inspirational Sunday Paper delivered to my inbox each Sunday morning! Thank you for being a part of what 'props me up' on my life journey! 💕.”

Gail Kaplan

“Your weekly reflections, quotes, prayers, images, stories and recommended reading/viewing help recalibrate and ground me for the week ahead. Thank you and your team for using your gifts to create connection, conversations, and a sense of hope in a world desperate for healing.”

Patricia Kalderis Williams


What can I expect once I join the members-only community?

You'll receive a Welcome Letter from Maria in your inbox that includes access instructions to our membership site. From there, you'll continue to receive our weekly Sunday Paper newsletter, ongoing access to as well as email reminders for each month's Conversations Above the Noise with Maria webcast talks, an exclusive, members-only LIVE video session with Maria and special guests.

Does my paid subscription automatically renew?

Yes, payments auto-process once a month (or once a year for annual purchasers), around the same day you registered.

What if I need to cancel my paid subscription?

Life happens—we understand! You can cancel your subscription at any time by emailing us at

I'm unable to attend this month's live session of Conversations Above the Noise with Maria and special guests. Will I receive a replay?

Yes! We will email members with a link to access the replay video each month, so you won't miss a thing.

If I sign up for the monthly payment option, can I switch to annual later?

Yes, you can change any monthly subscription to a yearly subscription (and save!) when your last month is up. Contact us at

I have another question that isn't listed here.

You can always connect with The Sunday Paper team by emailing us at

Is The Sunday Paper Newsletter going away? What can I get for free?

Not at all! Everything you were able to access before will still be available for free. Even if you don't join our Sunday Paper PLUS membership program, you'll still receive access to our newsletter, website and its content, for free. If you're not a current subscriber, you can sign up here for free. Keep in mind, you will not have access to the Sunday Paper PLUS benefits listed above.

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15% Savings

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$7 / Month

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