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The VOL Gang

Reflections from the Valley of Light Micro-Community

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On this page, Valley of Light members and visitors who are interested in joining our community share their thoughts on community building, current events, sacred activism, peacebuilding, and spirituality.

VOL is an incubator community for Cultural Creatives who share our Community Principles. Our blog posts reflect this shared ethos and our intellectual, moral, and socio-political stances on the issues of the day. We invite you to join us in these critical discussions by posting your comments!

VOL members meet on Sundays to work around the campus and share a community meal. We welcome visitors on Sundays who would like to help with a campus project and enjoy a potluck meal with us.

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Date Sort ascending Title Author
A Condemnation of HB 1274: The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Katie Kennedy
What Are We Truly Reaching for in the Information Age? Melissa Baker
One Instance of Accountability Katie Kennedy
Dear Annie Katie Kennedy
The Battle Is Over. Now Starts the War. Katie Kennedy
The Heroes of D-Day vs. Police Brutality Katie Kennedy
What's At Stake Eric Stetson
Why Ralph Northam and Mark Herring Should Not Resign Eric Stetson
My Mother Was a Refugee Eric Stetson
A Revolutionary Weekend with the Revolutionary Agreements Katie Kennedy
Universalism and Economic Justice Eric Stetson
Embracing the Inner Light: On Diwali Katie Kennedy
The Life-Changing Reality of Near-Death Experiences Eric Stetson
My Total Eclipse Experience: A Profound Psychological, Social, and Natural Phenomenon Eric Stetson
Janmashtami: Commemorating the Birth of Krishna Eric Stetson
Community: Reflections from VOL’s Resident Peacemaker Katie Kennedy
Rediscovering Jesus: A Universalist View of the Christian Gospel Eric Stetson
The Meaning and Power of Hope Katie Kennedy
No Monks on Mountaintops: The Message of Dharma Day Katie Kennedy
What Makes America Great? Celebrating Our Nation’s Birthday in Independence, Virginia Eric Stetson
The Oracle Women’s Empowerment Retreat: Women Supporting Women! Katie Kennedy
The Power of 39% Charlotte
Why I Marched Katie Kennedy
"We Rise" (Inspiration on a Dark Day) Eric Stetson
Neighborliness and the Golden Rule: An Exploration Katie Kennedy
Oracle Campus Non-Local Construction Jay Hurley
More Oracle Campus Non-Local Construction Jay Hurley