About Us

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. This also includes celebration of holidays and life passages 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, and political arenas within the scope of our 501(c)3 nonprofit designation.  

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!