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"Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation
of rewards or punishment after you are dead."
-- Kurt Vonnegut
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> creating a supportive community of and for ethical nonbelievers
> advancing and teaching Humanist principles and ideals
> actively working for non-theist interests
> participating in service to others
End of the Line Humanists
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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.
Happy 2017, Humanists!
The new year arrives -- and what a year it's likely to be! While December is marked even by nontheists as a time of celebration (and celebrate we did), January is traditionally a time of rolling up one's sleeves and getting back to work. For humanists it's no different, especially this year, when we find ourselves suddenly challenged to defend and preserve our most important rights and values. Coming up this month are two chances to get involved in humanist action.
January Discussion Group -- Local Homelessness
Thursday, Jan. 19th, 7:00 p.m. at Shanahan's, 7353 Madison St., Forest Park
Baby, it's cold out there! Imagine if you didn't have a warm place to go. This month our ELH humanist discussion group welcomes a representative from the Oak Park Homeless Coalition, who will speak with us about homelessness in our own Oak Park area and what we humanists can do to help. We will listen and learn, dine, and discuss the actions we'd like to take as a group. We hope you'll be moved to join us in addressing this crucial community issue.
Committee for Humanist Action
Monday, Jan. 23rd, 7:00 at Panera Bread, 7349 Lake St., River Forest
Worried about the next 4 years? Wondering what we as citizens and humanists can do to protect separation of church and state, civil liberties and human rights during the upcoming administration? Join us for the first meeting of our Action Committee as we explore concrete steps that we as a group can take to safeguard the freedoms and values we hold dear. This will be a subgroup/committee of ELH dedicated to guiding political action by the group within the parameters of our nonprofit designation. We'll brainstorm, discuss and plan over coffee or a meal.
To Come in 2017
Darwin Day Birthday Bash in February, Trivia night in April, A Day in Our Village community fair in June. Watch this space for details.
ALSO: The first event in our new speaker series is a panel discussion: "Wide Awake: Progressive Rights Watch for 2017 and Beyond." It will take place at the Oak Park Public Library, Veteran's Room, on Sunday, March 26th, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Spread the word!
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