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New Secular AA Forum

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…

Joe C. on the Humanize Me Podcast

Joe C. on the Humanize Me Podcast

Last month, Joe C. appeared on the Humanize Me podcast with Bart Campolo. Bart is a secular community builder, counselor, and writer who currently serves as the Humanist Chaplain for the University of Cincinnati. He was wanting to have a conversation with a secular person deep in the AA world, and Joe met that description. You are sure to enjoy…

We Are A Special Interest Group Within AA

We Are A Special Interest Group Within AA

Deirdre S. who for many years maintained the first international meeting list for agnostic AA groups, spoke at the We Agnostics, Atheists and Freethinkers International AA Convention held in Austin, Texas in November 2016. Her talk about the history of special purpose groups in AA is extraordinary…

AA Grapevine Poll: What is Your Favorite Type of AA Meeting?

AA Grapevine Poll: What is Your Favorite Type of AA Meeting?

The AA Grapevine is polling the question “What is your favorite type of meeting?” Among the options included are atheist/agnostic meetings…

Pat N. at the 2016 International Secular AA Convention

Pat N. at the 2016 International Secular AA Convention

Pat N. was a keynote speaker at the We Agnostics, Atheists and Freethinkers International AA Convention that was held in Austin, Texas from November 11th through the 13th of 2016. This is the audio recording and written transcript of his talk…

Life-j “And For That, I am Responsible”

Life-j “And For That, I am Responsible”

This is an audio recording and transcript of a talk that life-j gave at his home group on April 17, 2018. In this talk, life-j does a great job laying out succinctly and clearly a case for change within the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous…

Pam W. at the We Agnostics, Atheists, and Freethinkers International AA Convention

Pam W. at the We Agnostics, Atheists, and Freethinkers International AA Convention

Pam W. a co-founder of the first international secular AA convention, then known as the We Agnostics and Freethinkers International AA Convention was a keynote speaker at the second international secular AA convention which was then known as the We Agnostics, Atheists, and Freethinkers International AA Convention…

Ann H. at the We Agnostics and Freethinkers International AA Convention

Ann H. at the We Agnostics and Freethinkers International AA Convention

Ann H. who began attending the We Agnostics Group in Hollywood during its early days, was one of the Fellowship Speakers at the We Agnostics and Freethinkers International AA Convention that was held in Santa Monica, California in November 2014. Today, we are presenting the audio recording of her talk as well as the transcript…

John C. “Where’s the Atheist A?”

John C. “Where’s the Atheist A?”

John C. who helped found a secular AA meeting in Paris, France spoke at the We Agnostics and Freethinkers International AA Convention held in Santa Monica California in November 2014. John was the first to suggest the second “A” in WAFT to include atheists, and the We Agnostics and Freethinkers International AA Convention became the We Agnostics, Atheists, and Freethinkers…

International Conference of Secular AA | Updated Information

International Conference of Secular AA | Updated Information

The third biennial conference of Secular AA (ICSAA 2018), with a theme of Inclusion and Diversity, will take place in Toronto, ON from August 24th thru August 26th later this summer. The Conference will take place at the Marriott Downtown Toronto Eaton Centre Hotel at Bay and Dundas Street. During the Conference we will be fellowshipping, discussing recovery and work…