Here you will find all the latest news and announcements of interest to our community.

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…

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…

Voices in Recovery

Voices in Recovery

Today, I’m announcing Voices in Recovery, a website that provides a place for people in recovery whose voices are not always heard to share their experience, strength, and hope. This project came about when I started looking for stories from agnostics, atheists, and other minorities and not being able…

The 2018 International Conference of Secular AA

The 2018 International Conference of Secular AA

I am a relative newcomer to Secular AA (just over one year) and on attending the International Conference of Secular AA in downtown Toronto at the Marriott Hotel this past weekend I experienced the same feelings of joy, relief and of having finally found my people that I experienced in…

AA Beyond Belief at ICSAA

AA Beyond Belief at ICSAA

In a few days, our Chief Editor Doris A. and I will be in Toronto representing AA Beyond Belief at the International Conference of Secular AA. We will have a table at the conference and we’re both looking forward to meeting and talking with those of you who are…

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…

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…

International Conference of Secular AA: An Update from Carol M.

International Conference of Secular AA: An Update from Carol M.

In today’s episode, I’ll be speaking with Carol M., the Host City Chair for the International Conference of Secular AA. Carol will update us about the conference to take place in Toronto, Ontario from August 24th through August 26th at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel…

A Report on the Survey – The 2020 International AA Convention

A Report on the Survey – The 2020 International AA Convention

Commencing on May 3rd and continuing through May 13th, AA Agnostica and AA Beyond Belief surveyed the Secular AA community in regards to the upcoming 85th AA International Convention to be held in Detroit from July 2 through July 5, 2020. Herein follows the five questions on the survey…

Secular AA at the 2020 International AA Convention in Detroit

Secular AA at the 2020 International AA Convention in Detroit

AA members from around the world will gather in Detroit, Michigan from July 2nd through July 5th 2020 to celebrate the 85th anniversary of Alcoholics Anonymous. The International AA Convention has been held every five years since 1945. The last convention in 2015 was held in Atlanta Georgia and attended…