What we're about

The Chicago Ethical Humanist Circle is a humanistic religious fellowship that is part of the American Ethical Union (AEU.org), and, through the AEU, Humanists International (nee International Humanist and Ethical Union). We focus on human lives and relationships. We explore what it means to live ethically as individuals, family members, and participants in the larger community. We have no creeds and no doctrines, but we are united by our belief in the worth and dignity of each individual and our commitment to working together to create a more just, humane, and peaceful world.

Upcoming events (5)

The Circle Wednesday 5 pm Get-together

Online event

It's our midweek Say Hello and Talk About Things Big and Small discussion. Join us!

Humanist New Yorker Short Story Circle (Chicago and the world)

As some of you already know, the Chicago Ethical Humanist Circle is starting a number of new weekly or monthly circles to provide opportunities for Humanists anywhere in the World to spend time discussing their special interests with others.

If you read the New Yorker’s short stories, reliably or infrequently or somewhere in between, or if you happened upon this week’s and would kinda like to hear what others thought about it, please join us for an hour digging into it! Of course, there's no obligation to be there every week.

Or if you remember a Humanist friend discussing one or more of same,
please share this with them.

This week's New Yorker short story is "Featherweight” by Sterling HolyWhiteMountain.

The story: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/04/05/featherweight

The story read by the author: https://www.newyorker.com/podcast/the-authors-voice/sterling-holywhitemountain-reads-featherweight

Author interview:https://www.newyorker.com/books/this-week-in-fiction/sterling-holywhitemountain-04-05-21

See you Sunday at 4 pm Central!

Humanist New Yorker Short Story Circle

Online event

Do you read the New Yorker’s short stories, reliably or infrequently or somewhere in between?
and/or
Do you have a Humanist friend who is a devotee?

Every Sunday afternoon we gather to discuss that week's story.

We're based in Chicago but welcome Humanists from everywhere.

This week's New Yorker short story is “Separation” by Clare Sestanovich, from the April 12th print issue and on line:

The story: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/04/12/separation

Author interview:
https://www.newyorker.com/books/this-week-in-fiction/clare-sestanovich-04-12-21

See you Sundays at 4 pm Central!

The Circle Wednesday 5 pm Get-together

Online event

It's our midweek Say Hello and Talk About Things Big and Small discussion. Join us!

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