By Douglas Todd Vancouver Sun, Published on April 5, 2014 “We came to accept and to understand that we needed strengths beyond our awareness and resources to restore us to sanity.” * * * Six men who admit they are “powerless over alcohol” recited these words from Step 2 of a … Continue reading
Every time we develop a new recovery pamphlet, I believe we say “welcome” to a whole group of alcoholics who might otherwise feel our message was not intended for them, or worse, that they would not be welcome. (John K, former AA trustee who spent eight years at the GSO) … Continue reading
By Samuel G. Freedman The New York Times February 22, 2014 Three floors above a Manhattan street of loading docks and coffee shops, in a functional room of folding chairs and linoleum tile, a man who introduced himself as Vic began to speak. “Today is my 35th anniversary,” he said. … Continue reading
Edited by Roger C. In October, 1981, Ed S. wrote to the AA trustees’ Literature Committee and asked that the idea of preparing and publishing a “Conference-approved” pamphlet for agnostics and atheists in the fellowship be reconsidered. You see, he had tried to get such a pamphlet once before, and the … Continue reading
Edited by Roger C. A “Conference-approved” pamphlet for agnostics and atheists in AA was first proposed in 1975. The proposal was the result of a letter from Al L., an AA member in Florida, who asked the trustees’ Literature Committee to consider publishing such a pamphlet. (The trustees of AA consists of … Continue reading
By Joe C. The nonbeliever world is a hexagon shaped world, according to a University of Tennessee finding. Christopher Silver and Thomas Coleman III derived their six types of nonbelievers based on an analysis of interviews across the United States. Well, let’s see. Do you fall into one of these subgroups?