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The Program for This Sunday



Lee Pollock, Executive Director of The Churchill Centre in Chicago, speaks March 29th on “Franklin and Winston: The Friendship that Saved the World.” Pollock will discuss the real nature of the relationship between Roosevelt and Churchill, these great leaders of the 20th Century who carried their nations to victory in World War II. He will probe into whether it was a true friendship or just a partnership of allies.



For a list of other upcoming Sunday programs, see our Programs page. 


Coming Events & Announcements


• Our next Ethical Humanities gathering is on Sunday, April 5th, at 12:15 p.m. Led by Ken Novak and Sue Sherman, we’ll discuss Astra Taylor’s The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age. Taylor contends that the Internet has not delivered a widely predicted “digital democracy.” The book is available in libraries. An excellent précis of Taylor’s arguments can be found in Harper’s blog.




• The Second Saturday Coffeehouse, on April 11th, again features award winning storyteller, Tekki Lomnicki. We are delighted to welcome her back to share two stories: The Quartermaster's Daughter and The Departure. She will be preceded by an open mic (any genre, all acoustic), which begins at 8:00 pm (7:30 sign-up), so please bring your own talents and those of your talented friends. $8 includes yummy refreshments. 





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.



Sunday School




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.

Join Us

Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to noon


Sunday School for children runs concurrently, September - May

See our newsletter for a full list of events and activities.
Map and directions

Other Secular Events


Ian Harris

"Critical and Thinking"
Saturday, April 4th,
8 & 10 p.m.


If you are a fan of clever comedy with an edge, don't miss this unique opportunity to see Ian Harris, a comedian who has been called “Hilarious and irreverent! A secular hero for free speech.”


Joining him will be Chicago's own Daryl Moon. Tickets for the Saturday shows are $15 and available at laughstub.com. Enter "EHSMember" at checkout to save $5. See Ian's Facebook event for more information. 


Ian Harris: Critical & Thinking Promo Video

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