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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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ELH Holiday Gathering
This year we'll gather at Shanahan's, 7353 Madison St., Forest Park at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15th for holiday celebration and merriment. Again this year we'll have humanist carols, games, prizes, anniversary cake (ELH is three years old!) and for those who are interested, even a white elephant gift swap (find the details here). We also collect food and funds for the Food Pantry. Please read about it here. We hope you'll
join us for this annual seasonal fete.
To Come in 2017
Trivia Night in January, Darwin Day Birthday Bash in February, Mock Debate in March. Watch this space for details.
News and Reminders:
2016 Recent/Past Events:
Humanist Discussion Group
On November 17th ELH gathered to discuss humanist issues in the wake of the 2016 election. Attendance was more than double the usual for this type of event. Humanists are fired up and ready for action! We discussed the latest political developments and went over our new Action List for the (Un)Faithful, a comprehensive list of actions you can take to support or get involved in humanist, progressive, human rights and social justice causes. You can find it here. Be sure to click on the links, in turquoise, for lots of interesting ideas and backup content.
Specific suggestions for action from the group included scheduling a face-to-face group meeting with our congressman, donut sales at the farmer’s market (we end up being too small a group to take this on this year – maybe next), holding a garage sale or other activity to benefit our choice of social justice organization, having a joint event with area black and Hispanic nontheist groups. We’ll be working to set some of those in motion. Watch this space.
Halloween Social Gathering
We celebrated the fall season and Halloween on October 27th at Shanahan's in Forest Park. We gathered and dined and shared some amusing activities and seasonal treats. Great conversation and company. Don't miss our next one!
Humanist Discussion Group
ELH met on September 22nd at Shanahan's to discuss the election and other items of interest to our Humanist community. Great conversation!
Trivia Night at Connolly's
Our August social event was trivia night at Connolly's Public House, 1109 South Blvd., Oak Park. Two ELH teams of 6 battled it out against other teams and won the top two spots. Such a popular activity that we are planning another evening like it soon!
Library Book Fair Volunteer Days
ELH worked three volunteer shifts the last week of July sorting books, and cutting, carrying and arranging boxes for the Oak Park Public Library book sale.
Read about more of our past events on our Events page
ELH is a Chapter of
good without a god
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"Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation
of rewards or punishment after you are dead."
-- Kurt Vonnegut
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.