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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.



Upcoming Events:

October Social Gathering
Thursday, October 18th, 7:00 p.m.
Shanahan's, 7353 Madison St., Forest Park


Please join us as we dine, drink, socialize and celebrate the change of seasons.  This month we’ll be discussing 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’re also participating in “Socktober,” collecting donations of new socks, underwear and toiletries for our local area homeless shelter organization, Housing Forward.  Details can be found here.


Speaker Series: William A. Zingrone, PhD.
Sunday, November 11th, 4:00 p.m.
​Oak Park Main Library, Community Engagement Space, First Floor


We are 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 will discuss ""Stone Tools and Concepts:From Spatial Relations to Human Relations."  This talk examines how our conceptual system evolved, eventually to include abstract relationships like kin and clan can help us understand and promote the global empathy for all in our species that is the foundation of the humanist perspective. 


ALSO COMING UP: 
Holiday ​​Social Gathering


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:

SPEAKER SERIES: SETH ANDREWS

Forty five humanists joined us at the Oak Park Library to listen to Seth Andrews' talk titled,  "Unskeptical: Finding the Real Story in a World of Half-Truths."  There was a question and answer session and he signed copies of his books.  Seth Andrews is a broadcaster, storyteller, author, activist, and public speaker best known as the host of the popular website, podcast, and online community, "The Thinking Atheist."  Prior to his atheist activism, he was a fundamentalist Christian and had a ten-year career as a Christian radio host. 

BOOK SORTING FOR THE OAK PARK LIBRARY ANNUAL BOOK FAIR

​End of the Line Humanists volunteered for two days of sorting books and other tasks to help the Friends of the Library prepare for the Oak Park Library Annual Book Sale.





                                        

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