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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

Musings of an Oasien: Activism and Happiness

Sometimes I like to step back and take a look at myself from a distance, as much as that is possible, that is. I’ve been doing a lot of that lately, and I’ve noticed one thing in particular: I’ve been spreading myself out kind of thin. My work and time with my daughters are fairly stable constants in my life.

On Being Human: Some Reflections on Consciousness

From the working of the eye to the process of cell division, the human body is one very impressive piece of self-replicating engineering. For many this thought is dispiriting. If we’re simply machines, what makes us special?