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

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…

Secular AA Meetings Online

Secular AA Meetings Online

Online AA meetings are a great option for those who are not able to attend a face-to-face meeting, or who enjoy the convenience of logging into a meeting from the comfort of their home. These meetings are particularly helpful to those of us who prefer a secular format…

A Call for Better Networking

A Call for Better Networking

We secularists, agnostics, and whatever we may be in AA have made some great strides these last few years, in large measure thanks to the aaagnostica, aabeyondbelief, and WAAFT/ICSAA websites, and Deirdre’s long standing list of meetings.

All good, but this mostly facilitates centralized vertical communication. There is…

Are We Inclusive Or Subtly Divisive?

Are We Inclusive Or Subtly Divisive?

This is the text of a speech given by Ernie P. at the 2018 Northeast Regional AA Service Assembly. This was one of three ten-minute presentations on the topic “Is God A Requirement for AA Membership…

Conference Question – Literature for We Agnostics?

Conference Question – Literature for We Agnostics?

The Delegate for Southern California Area 05, Thomas B, is interested in your thoughts on the subject of “conference approved” literature for agnostics and atheists in AA. Both the re-publication of “The ‘God’ Word’ pamphlet, originally published by AA in Great Britain, and a request to create a new…

Widening The Gateway Secular AA Conference

Widening The Gateway Secular AA Conference

This is a special edition podcast about the Widening the Gateway Conference. A conference of secular AA members from the Pacific Northwest and Beyond…

Secular AA In Michigan

Secular AA In Michigan

AA members in Michigan created an organization and website in an effort to encourage the establishment of more secular AA meetings and groups in their state. The site contains a wealth of information about secular AA meetings, including how to start a meeting. There is also a detailed description of…

Year-End Review and a Look Forward

Year-End Review and a Look Forward

In this first Sunday posting of the New Year we want to touch base with our subscribers about AA Beyond Belief (AABB), both to inform you about the website, and to find out what you want from our site and how you think we can improve on what we do…

AA Grapevine Poll: Which is your preferred ending to a meeting?

AA Grapevine Poll: Which is your preferred ending to a meeting?

Should AA meetings close with the Lord’s Prayer or the Responsibility Declaration? Cast your vote today at the AA Grapevine’s online poll…