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About Those Steps

About Those Steps

Today’s article is taken from a discussion in the AA Beyond Belief Facebook page. We are using first name and last initial to protect anonymity, and we edited the comments for the purpose of making them easier to read. The original intent of the comment and the style of the commentator was left in tact…

Methodes et Traditions

Methodes et Traditions

Presented here in the original French with an English translation is a secular version of “How It Works”, the Twelve Steps, and the Twelve Traditions as interpreted by the Esprit Ouvert group in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. The English Translation was provided by Roger C. who attends meetings at We Agnostics-Hamilton…

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…

My Life in AA: Past, Present, Future

My Life in AA: Past, Present, Future

This is a recording of the closing talk at the Widening the Gateway Secular AA Conference held in Tacoma, Washington on March 31, 2018. The speaker is Bruce H. and his talk is titled, “My Life in AA: Past, Present , Future…

What Keeps Us Sober? Building Our Recovery Capital As We Trudge Our Many Pathways Of Happy Destiny

What Keeps Us Sober? Building Our Recovery Capital As We Trudge Our Many Pathways Of Happy Destiny

This is a recording of Ray B.’s opening talk at the Widening the Gateway Secular AA Conference held in Tacoma, Washington on March 31, 2018 followed with a written transcript. Ray is a MD specializing in Addiction Medicine and a recovering alcoholic. [background conversation] 0:00:02 Announcer: Alright, this is the “Widening the Gateway” Conference…

Alcoholism Plus Religion Almost Destroyed My Family, by Simone | AA From An Atheist’s Perspective, by Ash J.

Alcoholism Plus Religion Almost Destroyed My Family, by Simone | AA From An Atheist’s Perspective, by Ash J.

This week, instead of publishing a single story, we are presenting two brief stories. In the first story, Alcoholism Plus Religion Almost Destroyed My Family, Simone writes about the challenges her family faced when her sister was first getting treatment for alcoholism, and in AA From An Atheist’s Perspective, Ash J. writes about his journey to atheism and how…

Sponsorship

Sponsorship

This week, we are publishing two articles on sponsorship. The first is written by Ashley H. from Jacksonville, Florida and the other by Laurie A. from the United Kingdom. Both stories were written from the author’s personal experience, and we hope they will generate a lively discussion of what Ernest Kurtz in his book Not—God, A History of…

This Ungodly Hour Celebrates Two Years

This Ungodly Hour Celebrates Two Years

The This Ungodly Hour Group is celebrating it’s second anniversary on Friday, January 29th at 11:00 pm. There will be late-night refreshments and fellowship, plus an AA meeting. You can find This Ungodly Hour in Brooklyn at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in the Rectory Basement, 275 North 8th Street. This is between Havemeyer Street and…

Secular AA Conference in Olympia WA January 16, 2016

Secular AA Conference in Olympia WA January 16, 2016

Secular people in AA will be gathering in Olympia Washington on January 16th for the Widening the Gateway AA Conference. The one day conference will be held at the 1st Christian Church located at 701 Franklin Street SE, Olympia Washington with the theme “Overcoming Barriers to Joining the AA Family…