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About End of the Line Humanists

End of the Line Humanists was formed in December, 2013 as a chartered chapter of the American Humanist Association.  Humanists are "good without a god," nontheists committed to living ethical and compassionate lives. 

Our chapter name reflects our location in the Oak Park/Forest Park, IL area, which is the farthest point west for Chicago's Blue Line and Green Line elevated trains.  We welcome new members, and our numbers are growing steadily as more people find and join us.

Each AHA chapter has its own composition and character, as determined by the interests and goals of its members.  Some of ELH's are:

  • Social:  Creating a community of and for ethical nontheists, with enjoyable gatherings and activities which foster involvement and inclusion -- in other words having fun with other Humanists.  As the group gets larger and more established these could also include things like observation of holidays and/or celebration of life passages, all in a nonreligious context.

  • Philosophical/Educational:  Hosting programs and meetings for learning, discussing, and/or teaching humanist principles, ideas and perspectives.

  • Humanitarian:  Participating in social service/volunteer opportunities that put humanist ethics and values into practice.

  • Activist:  Working for the advancement of secular interests in cultural, educational, business, legal or political arenas.  Possibilities include separation of church and state, social justice issues, etc.

Members are free to choose their level of involvement and areas of interest, and their input is encouraged.  This is a wonderful opportunity to build community, have fun and find purpose with other nonreligious individuals.  We hope you'll join us!