Happy Holidays

to All!

"Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation

of rewards or punishment after you are dead."

                                                                              -- Kurt Vonnegut


                                        

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Upcoming Events:


HOLIDAY SOCIAL GATHERING

Thursday evening, December 14th, 7:00 p.m.

Shanahan's Creole Restaurant, 7353 Madison St., Forest Park (back room)

Join us as we celebrate the holiday season and our 4th ELH anniversary.  The evening will include drinking and dining, a cooperative game, and a white elephant gift exchange (completely optional - find the rules here).  We will sing humanist carols (see examples here), and this year we will feature a few short readings and a candle lighting to bring meaning to the season and celebrate "HumanLight," the secular humanist holiday.  Please feel free to bring a poem or other inspiration short reading.  As usual, we will also be collecting food and funds for the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry (see the details here.)  Hope to see you there!



ALSO COMING UP: 

Humanist Action Group and Grace without God Workshop resume meetings in January.  Watch this space.


Reminders: 

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:


ELH HUMANIST ACTION GROUP
Thursday evening, November 9th

Jim Walter lead as we discussed, evaluated and continued to look for new ways to act on humanist and social justice issues, including political and current events. Meetings of this group may incorporate speakers, article/topic discussion and issues-related direct action (like letter and postcard writing to legislators) within the scope of our 501(c)3 nonprofit designation. 

GRACE WITHOUT GOD WORKSHOP
Tuesday evening, November 21st

The second session of our workshop based on Katherine Ozment's book Grace without God: the Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular Age. In October we told our secular awakening stories.  In November we focused on meaning and purpose, and began to discuss our individual humanist values. This 3-4 part series discusses the book and follows its resource questions to explore lived humanism, from both personal and group perspectives. Attendees will be charting their own paths to grace without god, including reflecting and working on a personal declaration of values, as well as looking at our group mission statement. You do not have to read the book to participate.  


                      

                      

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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.