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Would Jesus Thank God It's Friday?

  • When: Saturday, May 28, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
  • The Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA view map

IMPORTANT: This is a ticketed event. Use this link to purchase your seats. Please note the date when you check out!

An irreligious comedy in one act, written by and starring Paul Oswell.

Oswell takes a hilarious look at his own religious upbringing and the religious world today via comedy, song, poetry and the reading of things off the internet.

Oswell is a journalist, author, and comedian, and has written and performed several one-man shows for the New Orleans Fringe Festival and beyond, including: An Englishman in New Orleans, This Rhyme It’s Personal, A Brit Summer Night’s Dream, Nothing You Ever Wanted To Know About Sex and Narrowing My Horizons.

He produces two weekly comedy shows, Local Uproar and Night Church


Last Supper Dinner Club - June

  • When: Thursday, June 02, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
  • Las Cazuelas Mexican Grill, 1122 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, LA view map

It's been a while since we've been on the Westbank, or should I say the Bestbank, and this place has a lot to make it an easy choice. Lots of room to add a table and lots of easy parking. 

As a courtesy to the other attendees and the restaurant, please be sure that your RSVP is accurate as of the afternoon of this event. Be conscientious and let us know if something changes!  


Heretic's Brunch - June

  • When: Sunday, June 12, 2016 @ 10:00 am
  • Messina's Runway Cafe, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd., New Orleans, LA view map

It's time for another Heretic's Brunch! Messina’s is located inside the Terminal building at the newly restored New Orleans Lakefront Airport. It was originally known as the Shushan Airport which opened in 1934 and was to be “The Air Hub of the Americas.”

It was drafted by the same architectural firm that then governor, Huey P. Long, used to construct the Louisiana State Capitol Building. In its prime, the airport boasted a full surgical suite, Department of Agriculture and Commerce, luxury suites for VIPs, and even a post office. The building featured murals by artist Xavier Gonzalez, most of which survived Katrina in 2005, and detailed stone walls and floors. "The Shushan airport wasn’t built just for people to come and go, it was built for people to do business AND have a good time."

If you haven't seen this beautiful and historic renovated landmark, you are in for a treat! Consider it brunch and an interesting field trip rolled up in to one!

As a courtesy to the other attendees and the restaurant, please be sure that your RSVP is accurate as of the afternoon of this event. Be conscientious and let us know if something changes!  


Summer Solstice Party 2016

  • When: Saturday, June 18, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
  • Beth's Uptown House, 1817 Marengo St., New Orleans, LA view map

Every June, NOSHA takes a break from our usual monthly activities to enjoy good food with good friends and usher in the summer solstice! Many thanks to Beth Deitch for hosting this year's annual event.  

Please RSVP here -- the form will let you indicate what you are bringing to share: a favorite entree, salad, side dish or dessert to share.  Or you can call and leave a message at 504-596-3006.

We’ll provide soft drinks, but if you would like wine, beer or something more exotic, feel free to bring it along.   

Children are welcome! There is a pool, so if they would like to swim, please bring your own towel (and make sure that they are watched at all times in that area). Safety first!


Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk

  • When: Monday, June 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
  • First Universal Unitarian Church, 5212 S. Claiborne (corner of Claiborne & Jefferson), New Orleans, LA view map

Join our friends at the uptown Unitarian Church in celebrating the longest day of the year with a labyrinth walk.

From A Brief History of The Labyrinth

"With their ageless forms and complex, swirling pathways that always lead eventually to the goal, labyrinths invite playful interaction, as well as soulful contemplation. It is this charm that so appeals to modern visitors. The lure of the labyrinth has ensnared humankind for thousands of years, and this fascination shows every sign of continuation."


Signs, Trans, and the Times

Another post by NOSHA Board Member and Humanist Advocate writer Marty Bankson to his blog Bricolage.

Here is the opening excerpt:

I just became familiar with the journal First Things. The same people that published it have a Facebook page by the same name. I ended up on their mailing list and got a steeply discounted offer to subscribe. The mailer introducing the publication said First Things “is the home of today’s greatest religious thinkers and writers…with…lively ideas, debate, and commentary by noted…scholars and public intellectuals.”

See the complete post here!

Jesus & Mo


Thanks to @RichardDAWAkins

Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 261.

9 March 2016 | 2:29 pm