"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:

Holiday Social Gathering
Thursday, December 13th, 7:00 p.m.
Shanahan's, 7353 Madison St., Forest Park

Join us as we celebrate the holiday season and our secular values with food, drink, humanist carols, candle lighting, games, prizes, and even a white-elephant gift exchange (optional--details here).   We also collect food and funds for the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry at this event; contributions are voluntary.  If you wish to participate see our website here for acceptable donations.  This gathering is one of the highlights of our year.  We hope to see you there!

Dinner for the Homeless/Housing Forward
Sunday, December 30th, 6:30
St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, Oak Park

ELH will be preparing dinner for 15-20 at the Housing Forward family shelter at St.  Christopher’s. We currently have enough volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering for a Housing Forward dinner (bringing food), please contact cynthia@ELHumanists.org and we will put you on our volunteer list for future events.  


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 Events:

Speaker Series: William A. Zingrone, PhD.

We were pleased to have ​Bill Zingrone, PhD. Lecturer in Developmental Psychology, secular activist, and Illinois chairman of the Secular Coalition for America join us.  Dr. Zingrone discussed "Stone Tools and Concepts: From Spatial Relations to Human Relations."  This talk examined how our conceptual system evolved, eventually to include abstract relationships like kin and clan, and how these informed the human (and humanist) perspective.

October Social Gathering


Ten humanists joined us as we dined, drank, socialized and celebrated the change of seasons. We discussed the recent supreme court appointment and upcoming mid-term elections, and how we, as humanists, can get involved, make a difference and support our values.  We also participated in “Socktober,” collecting donations of new socks, underwear and toiletries for our local area homeless shelter organization, Housing Forward.  Details can be found here.

                            Read more about our past events on our Events  page

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