ELH is a Chapter of
good without a god
"Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation
of rewards or punishment after you are dead."
-- Kurt Vonnegut
End of the Line Humanists'
Humanist Speaker Series 2017
was a great success!
See the photos here
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.
(New) ELH HUMANIST ACTION GROUP
Tuesday evening, October 10th, 7:00
Maze Branch of the Oak Park Public Library, 845 Gunderson, OP, lower level
Jim Walter leads this new ELH group, formed to discuss, evaluate and act on humanist issues, including political and current events. The group will 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. You can get the jump on this meeting's topics of poverty, white supremacy and systemic racism with articles from The Humanist here and here.
(New) GRACE WITHOUT GOD WORKSHOP
Wednesday evening, October 25th, 7:00 p.m.
Shanahan's, 7353 Madison, Forest Park
This spring many of you attended and enjoyed ELH's event featuring Katherine Ozment, author of Grace without God: the Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular Age. On October 25th we are beginning a new 3-4 part series discussing the book and following its resource questions to explore lived humanism, from both personal and group perspectives. (Examples on Katherine's website here.) Attendees will be charting their own paths to grace without god, including reflecting and working on a personal declaration of values, as well as participating in formulating a mission statement for the group. Since the library is not available on this date, we will meet the first time at Shanahan's; further dates, times and venues will be decided on by attendees. Many bought copies of Grace without God at Ozment's event. If you have one to lend, or need one to borrow, please email me at cynthia@ELHumanists.org.
ALSO COMING UP:
Volunteer event for Housing Forward homeless shelter in November (date and time TBA); Holiday Social Gathering at Shanahan's on Dec. 14th at 7:00 p.m.
SEPTEMBER SOCIAL GATHERING
Thursday evening, September 21st
We welcomed the fall season at Shanahan's with food, drink, great conversation and good friends. Our focus this time was how humanists can help our community and the world. We talked about our upcoming volunteer projects, and raised $600 for hurricane relief and the local homeless shelter.
ESCAPE ROOM ADVENTURE OUTING
Thursday evening, September 21st
Nine humanists had a grand time at Escape Factor, Forest Park's new escape room entertainment. We solved puzzles to "unlock" the room in the nick of time. Success! Then went on to our ELH social event where we raised $600 for charity.
Read more about our past events on our Events page
> 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:
See ELH featured in Wednesday Journal