We believe that the Church has a wider and more socially active role to play in civil society. We’re launching the Oasis Foundation with a report entitled Faith in Public Service that examines the role of the Church in public service delivery.Learn More
Radicalisation is much more than an Islamic problem. It is a human problem, fuelled by the fact that so many young people feel they lack a place or voice in mainstream society. The Oasis Inspire programme seeks to support young people in finding a positive narrative for their lives, immune to the lure of gangs, violence, extremism and terror.Learn More
The debate around sexuality and inclusion is one of the biggest issues facing the Church today. Open Church is Oasis’ response to the need for us all to explore how our churches can become more authentically inclusive and win back the trust of those who still feel they have much to fear.Learn More
The Oasis Foundation is the new research and policy unit of the Oasis group of charities and social enterprises.
The Oasis Foundation is our opportunity to give back some of our thirty years of learning in church-led social action, to help inform public policy and to encourage replication of what we and others have found to work.
In the UK Oasis’ hub model is reaching critical mass. While we continue to learn, we believe that it is time for us to share what we, and others, have learnt about church-led community social action.Learn More
Can we use the Bible as a reliable moral and spiritual guide in our twenty-first century globalised world?Learn More
The Church, sexuality, inclusion and an open conversation.Learn More
We examine the phenomenon of Big Society and ask what can be done to reinvigorate it. We examine the potential for an expanded role for the Church in civil society, particularly in terms of public service delivery.Learn More
“I believe that when we treat homosexual people as pariahs and push them outside our communities and churches; when we blame them for who they are; when we deny them our blessing on their commitment to lifelong, faithful relationships, we make them doubt whether they are children of God, made in his image.”
“The church has an important role to play in creating a stronger, fairer and more cohesive society. But more fundamentally, it has a God-given role to respond, in generous service, to the needs we see in our communities.”