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

Letting others know about us

The theme continues today. It’s all about letting those in conventional AA know about we agnostics in AA, and our groups and meetings. One way to do that is to write an article about your group and have it posted in the local Intergroup Newsletter. Beth’s article was published in … Continue reading

Secular Sobriety Group First Anniversary

Ottawa

We heartily encourage secular groups to let others know about their meetings, as Michel has done, by writing about them and having the stories published in their local AA newsletters. This article was first published in the Ottawa Area Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous Newsletter, Our Primary Purpose, in February 2017. By Michel D. This … Continue reading

If you need one, start one

Fairhope UU

By Clay A. Hello my name is Clay and I’m an alcoholic and a proud agnostic member of AA. Starting an agnostic meeting was always something that I loved to think about, but like the old elusive thought of putting down the drugs and alcohol, I never really thought it … Continue reading

To thine own self be true

By Jennifer Benson To thine own self be true. This is an important principle of my program. As a Jew and non-believer, I avoided AA for two years. I hadn’t met my bottom yet, but I knew I was powerless over alcohol. When alcohol-induced depression led to a drunken-induced suicide … Continue reading