What we're about

Oasis is a place for the non-religious to come together to celebrate the human experience.

We understand that vibrant, tightly knit communities are central to human happiness and well-being. That’s why we need Oasis: to provide a place for like-minded individuals and families to connect, be inspired and feel empowered. Every Sunday morning, we offer you the chance to get together to discuss real-world principles supported by evidence and free thought, not scripture or revelation. Furthermore, we provide a place where your children can explore their developing world views, ask questions and make friends in an environment that’s supportive of critical thinking.

Our core values define our community and help shape our interactions with each other, society, and the world:

People are More Important Than Beliefs

Throughout history beliefs, dogmas, and ideologies have divided people and have been the source of wars, persecution, and other conflicts. The Oasis movement values the well-being of people over any abstract belief, dogma, theology, or philosophy. Our common humanity is enough to bind us together in meaningful community. (And, yes, we are fully aware that this is also a belief—but we’re just fine with a little irony in our lives!)

Reality is Known Through Reason

Most religions claim to have special insight into the nature of reality on the basis of revelations given by supernatural beings. As a secular movement, the Oasis communities are committed to exploring and understanding reality on the basis of empirical evidence and rational discourse.

Human Hands Solve Human Problems

The challenges facing humanity are largely created by humans themselves. We don’t wait for divine intervention. If the world is to become a better place for all people; it is up to us to make it happen through our collective wisdom, resources, and efforts.

Meaning Comes from Making a Difference

Oasis communities do not exist only to satisfy the needs of their members or perpetuate the Oasis movement. Rather, Oasis communities are committed to service projects and civic engagement that improve the lives of others locally, nationally, and internationally.

Be Accepting and Be Accepted

Oasis communities strive to be places of acceptance for all people. We embrace and celebrate humanity in all its diversity and we foster an environment of compassion and kindness without regard to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and family structure.

(Note: KC Oasis was founded in April, 2014. This meetup account was transferred to us by another group that was founded in 2010.)

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Janey Rizvi: Celebrating 5 Years of Oasis Network & What's Next

Zoom link: https://success.zoom.us/j/3448335044 Featured speaker: Janey Rivzi, "Celebrating 5 Years of The Oasis Network and What’s Next" Community moment: JJ Cantrell Musical guest: Bráulio Bosi (https://www.facebook.com/bosibraulio/) About the speaker: Janey Rizvi is a founding member of The Oasis Network. He is a Pakistani-American and former Muslim who became a freethinker in 2007. Janey served on the Houston Oasis board of directors for seven years in various capacities, including marketing, governance, finance, and as the board secretary. He serves on the Marketing Committee for The Oasis Network and is a contributor for Oasis Gaming. Janey attends Galveston Bay Oasis on the southeast side of Houston, Texas.

KC Oasis Volunteers at Micah Ministry

The Micah Ministry

Join KC Oasis as we help feed and clothe those in need at Micah Ministry! The Micah Ministry is a charitable organization that seeks to help anyone, regardless of race, gender, religious (or non-religious) affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, or any other trait - as long as they could use some help, the Micah Ministry is there to help them. The Micah Ministry operates in a way that’s a bit different from traditional support organizations. They feed those who seek their services with a restaurant-style waiting operation: volunteers take drink and food orders and deliver the food to them, providing seconds if needed and continuing to refill their drinks as needed. In addition to food, if there are enough volunteers, they operate a clothing and household items (toiletries, candles, blankets, and other items) store. Volunteers ask each person for their order, go back into the store room, and retrieve the requested items as long as they are in stock. The Micah Ministry is a religious organization, which means that the event is started by an optional group prayer at the beginning. In our past volunteer experiences with them, we have never been pressured to pray with them and they have always been glad to have us participate in their group. Pictures are permitted to be taken prior to the admission of those in need, but, once people are being admitted into the dining area, no pictures are allowed. By participating in this event, you agree to abide by the Oasis Code of Conduct (http://www.kcoasis.org/about-oasis/code-of-conduct/).

KC Oasis Volunteers at Micah Ministry

The Micah Ministry

Join KC Oasis as we help feed and clothe those in need at Micah Ministry! The Micah Ministry is a charitable organization that seeks to help anyone, regardless of race, gender, religious (or non-religious) affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, or any other trait - as long as they could use some help, the Micah Ministry is there to help them. The Micah Ministry operates in a way that’s a bit different from traditional support organizations. They feed those who seek their services with a restaurant-style waiting operation: volunteers take drink and food orders and deliver the food to them, providing seconds if needed and continuing to refill their drinks as needed. In addition to food, if there are enough volunteers, they operate a clothing and household items (toiletries, candles, blankets, and other items) store. Volunteers ask each person for their order, go back into the store room, and retrieve the requested items as long as they are in stock. The Micah Ministry is a religious organization, which means that the event is started by an optional group prayer at the beginning. In our past volunteer experiences with them, we have never been pressured to pray with them and they have always been glad to have us participate in their group. Pictures are permitted to be taken prior to the admission of those in need, but, once people are being admitted into the dining area, no pictures are allowed. By participating in this event, you agree to abide by the Oasis Code of Conduct (http://www.kcoasis.org/about-oasis/code-of-conduct/).

KC Oasis Volunteers at Micah Ministry

The Micah Ministry

Join KC Oasis as we help feed and clothe those in need at Micah Ministry! The Micah Ministry is a charitable organization that seeks to help anyone, regardless of race, gender, religious (or non-religious) affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, or any other trait - as long as they could use some help, the Micah Ministry is there to help them. The Micah Ministry operates in a way that’s a bit different from traditional support organizations. They feed those who seek their services with a restaurant-style waiting operation: volunteers take drink and food orders and deliver the food to them, providing seconds if needed and continuing to refill their drinks as needed. In addition to food, if there are enough volunteers, they operate a clothing and household items (toiletries, candles, blankets, and other items) store. Volunteers ask each person for their order, go back into the store room, and retrieve the requested items as long as they are in stock. The Micah Ministry is a religious organization, which means that the event is started by an optional group prayer at the beginning. In our past volunteer experiences with them, we have never been pressured to pray with them and they have always been glad to have us participate in their group. Pictures are permitted to be taken prior to the admission of those in need, but, once people are being admitted into the dining area, no pictures are allowed. By participating in this event, you agree to abide by the Oasis Code of Conduct (http://www.kcoasis.org/about-oasis/code-of-conduct/).

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KC Oasis Volunteers at Micah Ministry

The Micah Ministry

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