is to be a strong contributor in a vibrant network of Chicagoland Humanist groups, and beyond, actively serving our many communities as advocates for human rights, equity, critical thinking, and other Humanist ideals.
is to create a supportive and inclusive Humanist community that inspires all to be their best selves; sustains us throughout life’s milestones, with celebrations, memorials and festivals; respects science, art, and nature; promotes critical thinking and rational ways to solve human problems; and creates opportunities to take action to bring about a better world for all.
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.