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The Program for This Sunday



Michael GurinCEO of CogniTek, a company specializing in clean energy solutions, will speak on Sunday, November 30th, on "The Unique Flavor of a Chicago Technology Hub." Mr. Gurin will present an entrepreneur's perspective on the representative government/private/university technology initiatives in the Chicago area such as the proposed digital manufacturing hub in Goose Island and 1871 at the Merchandise Mart. He will also give his perspective on the ability of a technology hub to prosper in Chicago analogous of Silicon Valley to Palo Alto. He will present his experiences with various government/private touch points in his commercial development of technology and how they have contributed to successful R&D and commercialization efforts.

Coming Events & Announcements
For a full list of all our programs, activities and announcements for this month, see our Newsletter page. 


• Our next Ethical Humanities discussion is on Sunday, December 7th. We’ll discuss Kwame Anthony Appia’s Lines of Descent: W.E.B. DuBois and the Emergence of Identity. The book was reviewed in the September 25th New York Review of Books.


• Our Ethical Action group is again supporting the Rice Children’s Center Holiday Store and is asking for donations of new and like-new items for all ages that the children at Rice can re-gift to their loved ones for the holidays. Bring your contributions to the auditorium balcony or contact Marne Glaser for more information.

Who We Are

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The Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago, founded in 1882, is a self-governing, inclusive, caring community—providing a home to those who seek a rational, compassionate philosophy of life without regard to belief or non-belief in a supreme being.



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We'll be working on some of our holiday traditions in the coming weeks. From now until Dec.14th, we are sponsoring a Holiday Toy and Gift Card drive for Between Friends Chicago, a non-profit agency dedicated to stopping the cycle of domestic violence. Please bring donations of new toys or gift cards for grocery or department stores to our table in the reception area. Or contact Katherine Ross for more info. 


On December 14th, we'll have our annual Winter Festival. We hope you'll all join us for this celebration of the solstice. 




Our Sunday School is open to children from birth through 8th grade. Join us as we explore the world and our place in it through discussions, play, crafts, and critical thinking. Newcomers welcome!

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Weddings and Other Ceremonies
Welcome LGBT Couples!
If you are interested in a secular wedding ceremony, go to our Weddings/Ceremonies page. Now that Illinois has legalized same-sex marriage, our officiants are available to perform your wedding, either in the Society's beautiful auditorium or elsewhere.

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Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to noon


Sunday School for children runs concurrently, September - May

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