Saturday, June 8 at 5:00 pm, Oracle is presenting Introduction to Hinduism. Please join us and learn more about this ancient religion.
And Saturday, July 27 at 3:00 pm, Oracle and the Unitarian Universalist Community of Independence are co-hosting a fundraiser for the Peace Pentagon with special guest Fred "Mickey" Finn.
Our final Melchizedek class also will take place in July with Malku Priest Robert Martin. Click here to learn more.
In May 2012, we began work on the new driveway and parking lot for the Peace Pentagon. In June 2012, we held the "100 Shovels Groundbreaking Ceremony". We finished up 2012 by pouring the concrete walls for the Peace Pentagon, and then we halted construction for the winter. In March 2013, we started back to work, and we anticipate that the building will be under roof by August 2013.
In addition, we are actively seeking a grant to match the donations already received from you – our friends and supporters. Please continue to show your support for the Peace Pentagon by making a tax-deductible donation today.
The Five Primary Religions on Charity:
Hinduism: Charity that is given as a matter of duty, to a deserving candidate who does nothing in return, at the right place and time, is called a Saattvika [goodness] charity. (Bhagavad Gita 17:20)
Judaism: And all the assembly of the Israelites departed from the presence of Moses, and they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the Lord’s offering to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation. (Exodus 35:20)
Buddhism: It is not as a means of procuring my own happiness that I give in charity, but I love charity that I may do good to the world. (Jatakamala 4:16)
Christianity: Jesus looking at him, loved him and said, “You lack one thing. Go, sell what you own and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” (Mark 10:21)
Islam: God deprives usurious gains of all blessing; whereas He blesses charitable deeds with manifold increase. (Quran 2:276)