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.

Connect with Us

Upcoming Events:


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


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.


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.


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:

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. 

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:

Hemant Mehta

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