"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.
APRIL SOCIAL GATHERING – Thursday, April 13th, 7:00 p.m.
Shanahan’s Creole Restaurant, 7353 Madison St., Forest Park
Join us as we dine and discuss, continuing 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 on the 22nd. We will provide materials for the signs, but feel free to bring some of your own. If you haven’t been to one of our events, this is a great opportunity to learn more about us in a relaxed, casual setting.
MARCH FOR SCIENCE CHICAGO – Saturday, April 22nd
We will gather in Oak Park and travel downtown to the Chicago sister march for the National March for Science, where we plan to meet up with other nontheist groups. Details – exact place, time – are yet to be announced by the march organizers. Watch our website, Facebook and Meetup pages for updates.
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.
“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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good without a god