The “God” Word

The “God” Word

The 2018 General Service Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous voted to adopt the British conference-approved pamphlet, “The ‘God’ Word: Agnostics and Atheists in AA” and…

How it Works for Many of Us (And Questions for the Reader)

How it Works for Many of Us (And Questions for the Reader)

I have been attending meetings for over 30 years and five years ago started a group that is now called Secular Sobriety in Columbus, OH…

Consigned To A Life Unexpected

Consigned To A Life Unexpected

I’d taken my last drink January 30, 1989, and had just been released from a detox stint at a local hospital. This wasn’t…

Episode 43: Joe C. Talks AA Service

Episode 43: Joe C. Talks AA Service

This week, we speak with Joe C., author of Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life, a co-founder of Canada’s first agnostic…

Episode 24: Not Alone Anymore

Episode 24: Not Alone Anymore

June of 1989 was my original sobriety date. I was what is described in our literature as a classic “two-stepper.” You could have never…

Pacific Region Alcoholics Anonymous Service Assembly

Pacific Region Alcoholics Anonymous Service Assembly

Over the weekend of March 4 – 6, 2016, I had the privilege of attending my second Pacific Region Alcoholics Anonymous Service Assembly (PRAASA) at the…

My Experience as a GSR

My Experience as a GSR

Recently, I completed a two-year commitment as the GSR for my home group, Beyond Belief, in Portland, Oregon. It was my first experience in…

A Motion to Relist Secular AA Groups

A Motion to Relist Secular AA Groups

Approximately 5 years ago the Greater Toronto Area Intergroup (GTAI) and the Vancouver Area Intergroup (VAI) committees delisted a number of secular AA groups by…

WACYPAA, XIX

WACYPAA, XIX

On the weekend of December 17—20, 2015, my wife, Jill, and I attended the 19th Western Area Conference of Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous…

General Service

General Service

My experience with General Service began when I attended my first District Committee Meeting as the General Service Representative for my group. One of the…