New Secular AA Forum

Open AA Minds, a new website featuring a secular AA forum, news, announcements and articles was launched at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.  The site was created by Bill K. from the Beyond Belief Mississauga group. Bill hopes that AA members who wish to see AA secularized rather than having a separate Secular AA will join to show support for secularization.

This is how the site defines its mission:

The mission of OpenAAMinds is to promote the secularization of AA by providing a forum for like-minded people to share news, information, experience, hope, strength and opinions in a secure environment that protects their anonymity. While our members affirm that they are members of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), openAAminds has no direct connection with AA. While our members affirm belief in the OpenAAMinds concept of Secular AA, this site has no direct connection to or

We believe that a A.A. should be secular in order to be consistent with the AA Preamble which states:

“A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes”.

A secure environment is created by requiring membership. Membership on this site has two requirements: membership in AA and a commitment to the site concept of Secular AA.  Please note that we welcome all believers or non-believers and doubters of any shade in between. If you qualify, you may join OpenAAMinds without charge. 

If you are a visitor (not logged in to an account) you will see the Visitor Quick Links on your left (pc) or above (mobile device). If you follow the links on this menu in order, you will obtain a good overview of our site and what membership in OpenAAMinds means. 

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Peter T.
Peter T.
1 year ago

I can’t get to the site at the moment, there are all kinds of warnings about it being unsafe, and then the home page I get has no content on it. Is this still a viable site? I remember it being very quiet when I checked it out not too long after it was put up. Just curious.

John S
1 year ago
Reply to  Peter T.

It looks like they took it down, Peter. I am not able to pull it up either. I know these things are difficult to start. It would be nice to see some sort of a forum other than on Facebook. Maybe someday.

Mark C.
Mark C.
2 years ago

I’m not sure I’ve ever run across a COTU Bill in our heathen echo chambers. I do “miss stuff.”

Who is COTU Bill and where is he from?   I’m drawing a complete blank.

John Huey
2 years ago
Reply to  Mark C.

The AA fundamentalist reactionaries are at the gate Mark. You will soon find out!