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The Program for This Sunday



Arika Okrent, recipient of a joint PhD in linguistics and cognitive neuroscience from the University of Chicago, speaks March 1st on “Babel Rousers: The 900-year-old Quest to Build a Better Language.” An expert in such artificial languages as Esperanto, Klingon, and Loglan, Okrent will speak on her acclaimed book In the Land of Invented Language. In a talk rescheduled from February 1st because of heavy snow, she will present a fascinating and entertaining history of the many attempts to create a perfect world language.



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


Coming Events & Announcements


• Our next Fiction Circle, led by Ken Novak and Sue Sherman, is on Sunday, March 1st, at 12:15 p.m. We’ll discuss Winter’s Bone, a dramatic novel by Daniel Woodrell about a woman’s search for her father. It was made into an award-winning film starring Jennifer Lawrence. Newcomers are welcome.


• Our Second Saturday Coffeehouse, hosted by Vicki Elberfeld, is on March 14th. It features the Court & Country singers in an innovative program of polyphonic a cappella medieval and Renaissance choral music from the 12th to the 17th Centuries. We start at 8 p.m. An $8 donation includes refreshments. Come and enjoy a relaxing, awesome evening.


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.

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Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to noon


Sunday School for children runs concurrently, September - May

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