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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

     is dedicated to:

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.

Upcoming Events:

Library Book Fair Volunteer Days

ELH is Volunteering!  Oak Park Public Library needs volunteers to sort books and do assorted tasks in the weeks before its annual book sale at Oak Park River Forest High School (to be held July 29th and 30th). End of the Line Humanists is planning to work three shifts sorting books, and cutting, carrying and arranging boxes (you can pretty much choose your task.)

ELH volunteer shifts are:

  • Saturday, July 16th, 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. (work all or part of this shift as you choose)   
  • Tuesday afternoon, July 19th, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday evening, July 21st, 7:00 to 9:30 (we usually go out together for food and drink after this shift)

Join us for one shift or all three.  Enter at the main entrance and go straight back past the main stairway to the cafeteria and sign in with the book fair staff.  We'll be wearing our dark turquoise End of the Line Humanists t-shirts, so we'll be easy to find. If you have an ELH t-shirt, please wear it. We'd like to show our community that humanists are stepping up to help and serve. 

Yet to Come in 2016 
Trivia night in August, book discussion group in September, Halloween social gathering in October, Mock Debate in November, holiday social gathering in December.  Watch this space!

News and Reminders: 

If you’re interested in becoming a member of End of the Line Humanists, get the details on our Join Us page.  And don't forget to join our Meetup group here, and like our Facebook page here.  

2016 Recent/Past Events:
Summer Welcome Gathering

End of the Line Humanists gathered on Thursday evening, June 23rd at Shanahan's for food, drink and community.  We shared some interesting discussions and amusing activities, and welcome friends old and new. 

A Day in Our Village Community Fair
End of the Line Humanists had a table at Oak Park's A Day in Our Village, an outdoor fair which showcases local community organizations, at Scoville Park on Sunday, June 5th.   We talked with the public, distributed humanist information, signed up new members and made new friends.

Mock Debate
ELH held our first ever Humanist Mock Debate at Shanahan's, 7353 Madison St. in Forest Park on Thursday evening, May 19th. We formed teams and debated issues among ourselves from both the theist and nontheist perspectives. The results were entertaining and educational, and a lot of fun!  All those in attendance wanted to do it again.  Watch our website for our fall Mock Debate.


                       Read about more of our past events on our Events  page

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