Secular groups fight exclusion from AA

Alcoholics Anonymous’ religious undertone is under fire in Canada, where an atheist lodged a human rights complaint and secular groups have been delisted By Ashifa Kassam in Toronto Published on November 8, 2016 in The Guardian The Almighty plays a central part in the hallowed 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. … Continue reading

May You Join Us Soon… in Austin!

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By Nick H. Host Committee Chairperson The 2016 We Agnostics, Atheists and Freethinkers – International AA Convention (WAAFT-IAAC) is happening very soon on the weekend of November 11 – 13 in Austin, Texas.  The expected number of convention attendees is on track to exceed Santa Monica, reflecting the tremendous growth … Continue reading

Atheists in AA – How it Works

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Roger C gave a talk in Kansas City on Saturday, August 6, 2016 – two agnostic AA groups were celebrating their anniversaries – and what follows is a mildly edited version of Roger’s talk at that very special event. You can listen to a podcast of the talk here:  A … Continue reading

The Last Post

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In military tradition, the Last Post is the bugle call that signifies the end of the day’s activities. By Roger C. This will be the last post on AA Agnostica. It’s an appropriate day to stop posting new articles: our anniversary. It was exactly five years ago that AA Agnostica … Continue reading

Austin AA Convention – Outreach

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

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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 Plaza Hotel. Tickets can be purchased and rooms booked here: … Continue reading

An Agnostic Reflects on AA Today

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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

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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