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About Houston Oasis

Houston Oasis is a secular community that meets weekly on Sunday mornings here to enjoy fascinating talks, live music, and conversation. We are part of the Oasis Network of secular communities.

These five core values define the Oasis community:

  • People are more important than beliefs
  • Reality is known through reason
  • Meaning comes from making a difference
  • Human hands solve human problems
  • Be accepting and be accepted

Stories

Sara
"Being part of a community of people with similar values provides a great feeling of belonging..."
— Sara
Wil
"I absolutely love knowing that I’ll do as much good as I can with this brief life, and when my time is done..."
— Wil
Ian
"Oasis have given me a sense of community...for me, Oasis has made Houston home."
— Ian
Tim
"...the intellectual honesty, diversity, positive attitude, and purpose...is unique."
— Tim
Sarah
"I love the live music and the talks are always interesting and cover such a wide range of topics and perspectives."
— Sarah
CB & Kevin
" Oasis brings an exposure to the diversity of other people’s lives not present before our attending..."
— CB & Kevin
Megan
"I have always been surrounded in a deep Christian culture, though I realized I was no longer..."
— Megan
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From The Blog

Humanist Parenting: My Story

I was 8 years old, fidgeting in my seat, sandwiched between my father and my grandmother in Sunday morning church. It was hour two of a long Catholic service and I was regretting not going to the children's class with all the songs and snacks...

Grief without God

Conventional wisdom in the conservative, religious circles of my evangelical days is that dealing with death without the belief in a god and the corresponding afterlife is unbearable. In the early days after I walked away from religion without a backward glance, I often wondered what secular humanists and atheists offered to the grieving to replace that “comfort.”

Becoming American: An Immigrant's Journey

When I was very young, America was “el otro lado.” The other side. That ominous, vaguely mystical phrase was how people around me in Mexico referred to my future home country. This little phrase forever colored the way that I saw the US.