"Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation
of rewards or punishment after you are dead."
-- Kurt Vonnegut
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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.
Summer Welcome Gathering
End of the Line Humanists will gather on Thursday evening, June 23rd, 7:00 p.m. at Shanahan's, 7353 Madison St., Forest Park, for food, drink and community. We'll share some interesting discussions and amusing activities, and welcome friends old and new. This annual summer gathering is focused on making new connections. If you haven't been to one of our events before, this is a great way to get to know us in a low-key social setting. Hope to see you there!
News and Reminders:
2016 Recent/Past Events:
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. Our "Guess the Dinosaur" and "Guess the Bird" activities, coloring page and candy giveaway for kids were a big hit, as was our evolution-themed t-shirt giveaway. Be sure to catch us next year!
American Humanist Association Conference
End of the Line Humanists was one of three local chapters sponsoring the 75th annual American Humanist Association conference, at the McCormick Place Hyatt in Chicago on Memorial Day weekend. We volunteered at the registration table and enjoyed three days of Humanist speakers, activities, banquets, and fellowship with other members of our parent organization.
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.
April Social Gathering
Our April social gathering was a board game night. Humanists gathered at Shanahan's in Forest Park to dine together, play games and chat about Humanist issues of the day.
March Humanist Discussion Group
Nine humanists met on March 22nd at Brian Boru in Oak Park to discuss several articles on the topic "Where do Nontheists Get their Morals and Ethics?" A rousing conversation ensued. Don't miss the next one!
3rd annual Darwin Birthday Bash
On Thursday, February 11th, we met at Barclay’s American Grill for a social evening of evolution-themed entertainment: short presentations; games and prizes; appetizers, pop and birthday cake; even a 50/50 raffle.
Read about more of our past events on our Events page
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