About Oasis


Oasis has a radical and genuinely distinctive vision of community, seeking to reconnect people to each other and to the services they need. 

That vision is built around the concept of community hubs: the joining together of all the ways in which Oasis exists and acts within a community – the church, school and all the joined-up community services we provide.

In the UK, Oasis works across 35 hubs. We are the second largest multi-academy trust in the UK, with 47 schools serving 25,000 children and their families. Within those same communities, we run a wide range of community development initiatives, including youth and children’s work, adult education, foodbanks, health and wellbeing programmes, housing initiatives, community farms and a great deal more.

About the Oasis Foundation


The Oasis Foundation exists to be a socially compassionate and inclusive Christian voice in public debate and policy.  We aim to help represent the open and inclusive parts of the Church in our national conversation and to make effective policy recommendations based on thirty years of learning from the Oasis community Hub model.  We dream, campaign and work for a more inclusive and socially just society.

There is now broad agreement across different wings of the Church that to follow Christ intrinsically involves making a difference in our society and engaging in public debate and discussion around Government policy.  Too often, however, Christian voices seem unduly obsessed with a narrow range of issues, ignoring the bigger picture of social justice and represent only one segment of Christian thinking.

The Oasis Foundation has three aims:

 

  • To represent an open and inclusive Christian view point on public debates around issues of national and international policy
  • To campaign for a more socially just society by distilling policy recommendations based on 30 years of learning from combating injustice and the radically distinctive Oasis community Hub model
  • To call for a political debate worthy of people’s trust by challenging the tone and nature of our political discourse 

Our Theology and Ethos


Oasis is inspired and motivated by the life, teaching and example of Jesus. It informs our radically inclusive ethos and drives our passionate belief that each human being is equally important, has intrinsic God-given worth and is uniquely valuable.

We hope that our five ethos values (or behaviours) of inclusion, relationships, equality, hope and perseverance permeate everything we do and are obvious wherever and whenever you encounter Oasis.

Inclusion: a passion to include everyone

Relationships: a desire to treat everyone equally, respecting differences

Equality: a commitment to healthy and open relationships

Hope: a deep sense of hope that things can change and be transformed

Perseverance: a sense of perseverance to keep going for the long haul

OASIS HUBS SERVE 25,000 CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES.

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