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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.

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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

Svetlana Bekman
Matt Cole
Alan Kimmel
Sue Sherman
Ed Thompson

Sunday School Program Director: Katherine Ross

YES Advisor: Sharon Appelquist & Lisa Crowe

Newsletter Editor: Alan Kimmel

Office Administrator: Sharon Appelquist  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wedding and Ceremony Officiants: Matt Cole and Katie Merrell

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