Buddhist Recovery Summit

Buddha

The Buddhist Recovery movement is based on using the Dharma to overcome the suffering arising from addiction. By Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John The Buddhist Recovery Network (BRN) and the Northwest Dharma Association (NWDA) are sponsoring the 2017 Buddhist Recovery Summit. George Johns, President of BRN, and George Draffan, Executive Director of … Continue reading

4 Ways Atheists and Agnostics Recover

Sober

By Kelly Fitzgerald Originally published on July 24, 2017 in The Recovery Village A common question among those trying to get sober, and those who are foreign to addiction and recovery is, how do atheists and agnostics recover? It’s often thought that sobriety is equivalent with the 12 steps and … Continue reading

Six Years Old!

Fireworks

By Roger C. An Anniversary Today – on this very day – AA Agnostica is six years old! The website was first launched into the internet universe on June 15, 2011. And it quickly became a very unique and special “space for AA agnostics, atheists and freethinkers worldwide”. Imagine that. … Continue reading

The Austin Convention – Survey Results

Austin Featured

By Thomas B. Approximately 400 persons attended the second biennial convention of We Agnostics, Atheists and Freethinkers International Convention (WAAFT IAAC), which took place November 11 – 13, 2016 at the Austin Crown Plaza Hotel with the theme “Human Power Can Relieve Our Alcoholism — May You Find Us Now.” … Continue reading

The Kawartha Freethinkers

Mount Community Centre

By Bob K It must be almost three years since Jim M. first came down from Peterborough to see what we were doing at our Whitby Freethinkers meeting. As a long sober secularist in a town with only conventional AA meetings, Jim knew that there was a significant portion of … Continue reading

SOAAR

Toronto's City Hall

By Steve V. All Are Welcome Group, Windsor, Ontario Secular Ontario Alcoholics Anonymous Roundup (SOAAR) was the “brainchild” of a few AA agnostic members last spring. They sent out a message to the local groups asking if they wanted to submit a bid for the 2018 International Conference of Secular … Continue reading

The Search for Self-Esteem

In Crowd

By Bob K One needs to be a certain age, I expect, to be familiar with the 1964 Dobie Gray classic The “In” Crowd. Perhaps younger folks have heard it on the oldies station. I’m in with the in crowd, I go where the in crowd goes I’m in with … Continue reading

Staying sober without keeping the faith

Sober agnostics

On Tuesday, by a two-thirds majority, the Greater Vancouver Intergroup Society voted to “list all groups that wish to be listed”. This is, after almost three and a half years, a reversal of its decision towards the end of 2013 not to list agnostic and atheist groups.  Bravo GVIS for … Continue reading

Beyond Belief Agnostics and Freethinkers

Toronto's City Hall

In January of this year the discrimination against agnostic groups by Intergroup in the Toronto area ended as a result of a settlement mediated by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. In the very next Intergroup Newsletter, called Better Times, this candid history of one of the previously excluded groups was … Continue reading