Submitted by Laura on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 6:02pm
A group of residents gathered at The Oracle Institute on Sunday, April 21, to take part in Earth Night, a national event that organized over 1000 screenings and house-parties to premier a new climate change documentary called "Do The Math." The documentary follows Bill McKibben, an environmental author and the founder of the international climate campaign 350.org, on the 21-city tour that helped spark a new fossil fuel divestment campaign that is sweeping the nation.
Submitted by Laura on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:23am
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Submitted by Laura on Sun, 10/21/2012 - 10:04am
On October 11, 2012, I had the pleasure of meeting President Barack Obama at his final campaign fundraiser). And I had the opportunity to tell him about The Oracle Institute and our new headquarters along the New River in Independence, Virginia – the “Peace Pentagon.”
Submitted by Laura on Sat, 10/06/2012 - 12:25pm
I have just finished reading Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 - 1952). The book is a classic and required reading for any serious Truth Seeker. For those unfamiliar with the masterpiece, it was published in 1946, and it is considered one of the top 100 spiritual books of the 20th Century. Why? Because in it, Yogananda accomplished a sacred task assigned to him before birth: To bring esoteric Hinduism to the West.
Submitted by Laura on Fri, 06/29/2012 - 3:49pm
For the past four months, I have been participating in the Peace Ambassador training program at the Shift Network, a global, virtual movement to network all Lightworkers in a shared vision of environmental sustainability, compassionate living, and conscious evolution: www.TheShiftNetwork.com.
Submitted by Laura on Wed, 04/25/2012 - 6:36am
When Jimmy Carter left the Baptist Church in 2009, his announcement made the news. (See: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/losing-my-religion-for-equality-2009071...). He had joined Nelson Mandela’s group of “Elders” and he took this assignment seriously. So when he severed ties to his fundamentalist heritage, it was an act of truth-seeking at the deepest level imaginable.
Submitted by Laura on Fri, 02/24/2012 - 12:01pm
With the loss of our dear friend, Garda Ghista, the world has lost one of its great revolutionaries and saints. Garda struggled, against the tremendous odds of an evil world system, on behalf of a decent future for us all. She did it with all the passion that flowed through her as a child of God and servant of humanity. My life will feel much lonelier and more diminished in the future knowing that Garda, such an inspiring and amazing person and friend, is no longer with us. Yet her memory for me is also a source of pride and honor: to have known and loved her.
Submitted by Laura on Tue, 02/21/2012 - 10:38pm
As a female and a former attorney, I have been watching with intense interest the latest assaults on women’s privacy and reproductive rights. For weeks now, I have been signing petitions and endorsing libertarian articles crafted by the ACLU, MomsRising.org, Planned Parenthood, TrueMajority.org, Emily’s List, MoveOn.org, and our patron legal foundation, The Rutherford Institute – all geared toward protecting civil rights that we women won in the 20th Century.
Submitted by Laura on Thu, 12/15/2011 - 9:22am
On Tuesday, December 13, 2011, the Grayson County Board of Supervisors conducted a third and final public hearing on the zoning permit for the Peace Pentagon, The Oracle Institute’s proposed interfaith and social justice center in Independence, Virginia. The hearing was part of a multi-staged settlement that had been worked out in advance between Oracle’s attorneys and the County.