Who We Are
We value the importance of living an ethical, responsible, and joyful life. We promote intellectual, philosophical, and artistic freedom, avoiding dogma and rigid creed.
We nurture a sense of wonder about life, nature, and the universe, and are inspired by positive models of human achievement. Shaped by the forces of humanism, democracy, science, and religious reform, we cherish human diversity, and we focus on what we have in common, not on what keeps us apart.
While respectful of the faiths and traditions we have been born to, we serve as a new religion or as an alternative to religion. We believe in deed beyond creed and in working for a better world. We recognize the worth and dignity of every person, and strive to act so as to bring out the best in others and thereby in ourselves.
The Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago, founded in 1882, is a chapter of the American Humanist Association.
Officers and Trustees:
Katherine Ross, President
Jan Kuhn, Vice President
Ray Berg, Secretary
John Ungashick, Treasurer
Sunday School Program Director: Katherine Ross
YES Advisor: Sharon Appelquist & Lisa Crowe
Newsletter Editor: Alan Kimmel
Wedding and Ceremony Officiants: Matt Cole and Katie Merrell