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Staunton Oasis is an inclusive, secular community group that is guided by reason, inspired by compassion, and informed by experience. Our mission is to provide a place for all people to come together to celebrate the human experience.

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

We offer a place for humanists, atheists, agnostics, skeptics and other freethinkers to socialize and celebrate our diverse worldviews. Our goal is to offer a positive experience through family-friendly events, ethical education, and service to our local community.

All in-person meetings are suspended until further notice as a precaution during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please join us for virtual meetings and events! Newcomers are always welcome.

We welcome all people who respect the commitments of humanism; altruism, care for our planet, critical thinking, empathy, ethical development, global awareness, humility, peace and social justice, responsibility, and service and participation.

Why does Staunton Oasis exist?

We recognize that there is a growing need for individuals and families who are secular, non-religious, or who have interfaith beliefs to have fellowship and to be connected with one another in a positive and caring community. In coming together, we can support one another and bring visibility to our diverse beliefs and worldviews.

What is Humanism?

Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.

The lifestance of Humanism—guided by reason, inspired by compassion, and informed by experience—encourages us to live life well and fully.” Humanism and Its Aspirations: Humanist Manifesto III, American Humanist Association

Get Involved

To get involved and receive updates about our meetings and events, please contact us,  join our Facebook group, or sign up to receive our occasional e-Newsletter. You can also visit our Facebook page for the latest events and announcements.

Staunton Oasis meets in Staunton, Virginia.