"Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation

of rewards or punishment after you are dead."

                                                                              -- Kurt Vonnegut



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social    philosophical    humanitarian    activist

>   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:

AUTHOR KATHERINE OZMENT – Sunday, May 7th, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Oak Park Public Library, small meeting room

Katherine Ozment, author of Grace without God: the Search for Meaning, Purpose and Belonging in a Secular Age will speak with us about her book, named a “Best Book of 2016” by Publisher’s Weekly.  This is the second event in our 2017 Humanist Speaker Series.  Read more about it here.

A DAY IN OUR VILLAGE – Sunday, June 4th, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Scoville Park in Oak Park

ELH will participate in this yearly fair featuring various community organizations, food, music and more.  Stop by our booth for information on humanism, a free t-shirt raffle, and games and treats for the kids. 


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.  

Recent/Past Events:

MARCH FOR SCIENCE CHICAGO – Saturday, April 22nd
A group of ELHers traveled downtown to the Chicago sister march for the National March for Science.  We rallied in Grant Park, then marched to the Field Museum campus for the science expo.  Great weather and great crowd!

APRIL SOCIAL GATHERING – Thursday, April 13th
We met at Shanahan's to dine, drink and discuss.  We continued our science and evolution-themed activities with a short talk, a go at our Evolution board game (for those interested), and sign/banner construction for our participation in the Chicago sister march for the National March for Science. 

“Wide Awake: Progressive Rights Watch for 2017 and Beyond”
A panel discussion on safeguarding our democracy, rights, and environment 
Sunday, March 26th, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
The first event in our Humanist Speaker Series was a great success.  Representatives from six local/national organizations joined us at the Oak Park Public Library to speak on the topics of civil rights, gay rights, women’s/reproductive rights,  immigrant rights, climate change and money in politics (Citizen’s United).  Panelists discussed what has happened around these issues under the new administration, what to expect next, and how the average citizen can get involved to safeguard essential rights and freedoms and the planet.  A lively Q&A session followed.  See photos from the event here.

                       Read about more of our past events on our Events  page

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