Frequently Asked Questions
Why did you build a Peace Pentagon?
The Peace Pentagon in southwestern Virginia was built to counterbalance the War Pentagon in northern Virginia. The Peace Pentagon serves as a venue for organizing and implementing national and international peacebuilding campaigns. The building also serves as the headquarters for The Oracle Institute and the community center for the Valley of Light intentional community.
What kind of events take place at the Peace Pentagon?
The Peace Pentagon offers a variety of workshops and training programs related to social justice and sacred activism. We also invite thought leaders in each Sector of Society to use the Peace Pentagon for their own events. In addition, The Oracle Institute uses the Peace Pentagon for its retreats and classes.
What is Sacred Activism?
Activism is “sacred” when it is based on our highest principles, values, and virtues. It includes voicing disapproval of proposed policies that harm humanity or endanger our precious planet. And it includes resisting policies and programs that violate universal moral standards, such as the inherent worth and dignity of all people and the interconnectedness of life.
What is the "HUB" and why did you create it?
The Peace Pentagon HUB serves as a platform and portal to share critical news and action events. Currently, we are using our HUB to organize Women’s Rights campaigns, which we view as foundational to building a better world and meeting the threat posed by anti-democratic forces in our country.
Who can join the HUB?
We welcome everyone who believes in pluralistic and progressive values and anyone who wants to help build a better world.
Can I be involved in Peace Pentagon programs if I don’t live on the Oracle Campus?
Absolutely! In addition to helping with the HUB, we invite you to attend our classes, retreats, and action events.
How can I get involved?
There are multiple ways you can participate. Visit our Get Involved page to learn more.
Can I visit Oracle Campus?
Absolutely! Not only can you attend an event, you can schedule a tour or join us for a workday. You also can come for a vacation and stay at our Guest House or Campground. To book a stay visit: www.OracleGuests.com
I’m interested in the Valley of Light intentional community, what do I do next?
Fill out the VOL Application and schedule a three-day visit.
The Oracle Institute hosts the HUB and is pretty spiritual - do I need to be spiritual to be involved?
No – everyone is welcome! The Peace Pentagon HUB focuses on ALL Sectors of Society, so it takes a broad Systems Theory approach to building a better world. Oracle is a thought leader in the Spirituality & Religion Sector and focuses on issues concerning the Spectrum of Consciousness and humanity’s transition into the Fifth Spiritual Paradigm. So we understand that everyone has a unique passion and purpose, and that spirituality may not be your “thing.”