Austin AA Convention – Outreach

WAAFT

By Ken S. Convention Outreach Committee Greetings! Please come and join us and other secular members of AA from around the world at our second We Agnostics, Atheists and Free Thinkers (WAAFT) International AA convention in Austin, Texas on the weekend of November 11 – 13, 2016. We are part … Continue reading

The Second Secular AA Convention

Austin Convention

“AA started in riots. It rose in riots.” Clarence Snyder By Roger C. The second international convention for agnostics, atheists and freethinkers in AA will be held in November in Austin, Texas. The convention will run Friday through Sunday, November 11 – 13, and will be held at the Crowne … Continue reading

An Agnostic Reflects on AA Today

Reality

By Peter T. As an Alcoholics Anonymous member of long-standing in Ontario, I am dismayed and shamed by the Greater Toronto Area Intergroup (GTAI) declaration at the January, 2016 Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario that AA is a “religious organization”, and that to be part of it, AA groups “must … Continue reading

AA Atheists and Human Rights

Gavel

By Roger C. On May 31, 2011, two agnostic AA groups were booted out of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Intergroup and off of the area AA meeting lists. That was disturbing and offensive to many people within the fellowship of AA. Within a few days an article appeared on … Continue reading

Remembering Ernie Kurtz

Ernie Featured

By bob k Catholics priests are not among those who one would expect to find heading a list of crusaders for the freethinker movement in Alcoholics Anonymous. Nonetheless Ernest Kurtz, ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood in 1961, was a dear friend of AAAgnostica.org, an enthusiastic proponent of the work being … Continue reading

The Spirit of Rotation

Rotation

By Roger C. Dear readers – it’s time for a change. As of today, AA Agnostica will no longer be posting original articles every Sunday. It’s a change that is a transition. It is a positive change, for a number of reasons, as outlined below. Online and Alive First, AA Agnostica will remain … Continue reading

My AA, Right or Wrong

My Country

By John L. Last November I led a workshop at the WAFT convention in Santa Monica, “Our AA, Right or Wrong”. This was a paraphrase of the saying: My country, right or wrong; if right to be kept right, and if wrong, to be set right. (Senator Carl Christian Schurz, … Continue reading