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The Program for This Sunday

There will be no regular Sunday morning program this week, August 31st.

Join us on September as we open our new season: 





Hemant Mehta, chairman of Foundation Beyond Belief’s board of directors and known for his “Friendly Atheist” blog, opens our season on Sunday, September 7th, with “The Young Atheist’s Survival Guide.” Mehta will describe the big change since being an open atheist in high school meant becoming a target for bullies. He will discuss how this change occurred and what we can do to keep it going.


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


• Our lively Film Discussion Group, led by John Ungashick, meets Monday, September 15th, at 12:15 p.m. We’ve chosen three movies. Calvary is about an Irish priest’s confrontation with his impending death. It was directed by John Michael McDonough and stars Brendan Gleeson. A Most Wanted Man is a spy thriller based on a John LeCarre novel. It was directed by Anton Corbijn and stars the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. Love Is Strange is about a homosexual couple’s life after a long-delayed marriage. It was directed by Ira Sachs, with John Lithgow and Alfred Molina. We welcome everyone, even if you haven’t seen all three films.




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.
Sunday School


The Sunday School is now closed for the summer. We'll reopen on Septemeber 7th. In the meantime, if you have questions about the Sunday School and the program for next year, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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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Who We Are

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The Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago is a democratic fellowship and spiritual home for those who seek a rational, compassionate philosophy of life without regard to belief or nonbelief in a supreme being.



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Sunday School for children runs concurrently, September - May

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