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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

The Best of Times: Our Amazing Modern Lives

If there is one thing that you shouldn’t do as a teacher, it is belittle students. They are still learning to express themselves, to develop complex ideas and how to test them. Despite knowing that, I couldn’t help but laugh when Scott, a nice but lazy teen, complained about the essay I had assigned him.

Where there are No Lines

My Chinese parents are not tigers. They did not rage when I brought home poor grades; they did not resort to corporal punishment, except on the truly rare occasion.

Eating Nails: Hierarchical Humanism

“I’m your father - if I tell you to eat nails, you eat nails” – a close translation of a phrase my father would use on me time and time again during our disagreements...