Category: History – Modern

Religion and AA

By Dean W For about twenty-five years I was your average, traditional AA member. Then over about five years I gradually became an agnostic AA member. In 2018 I helped start an agnostic group,...

From 0 to 20 Secular AA Groups in Ontario

By Roger C Toronto’s Beyond Belief Agnostics & Freethinkers is the oldest and still active secular AA group in Canada. It held its first meeting on September 24th, 2009 at the Ontario Institute of...

The One and Only Kool-Aid

Accept NO Substitutes By Bobby F. Beach According to extreme Big Book Thumpers (and which ones exactly AREN’T extreme?), the ONLY path to permanent sobriety for the “real alcoholicTM” is through the diligent practice...

Secular AA Pamphlets

By Roger C Over the years, a small number of secular AA members, groups and organizations have created pamphlets. Why have more pamphlets not been printed and shared? Well, partly because it’s complicated work....

Pacific Northwest Secular AA Conference

By Ralph B We are excited about hosting a regional Secular AA conference on May 16, 2020 in Langley, British Columbia. We are actively working on an agenda for our conference. So far, we...

life-j

Our dear friend life-j passed away last month, on December 14. Below you will find a section with a bit of his biography and another section with a list of the articles he wrote...

Rainbow

The Rainbow Group

By bob k On Saturday, October 26 of last year, at the Alano Club in Oshawa, some courageous folks held the first ever LGBTQ-friendly AA meeting in the Durham region. It’s called, appropriately enough,...

Arizona Secular AA Conference

Introduction By Ralph B Our Many Paths secular meeting in Langley, BC is planning for a regional conference May 16, 2020. The Arizona Secular AA conference gave Brad and me an opportunity to do...

My New Home in Alcoholics Anonymous

By Diane I I never intended or wanted to be an alcoholic or even a person who drank too much. I was actually afraid of alcohol in high school and didn’t start to drink...

Staying Sober Without God

Staying Sober Without God – Practical Step One

AA Version: Admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable. Practical Version: Admitted we were caught in a self-destructive cycle and currently lacked the tools to stop it. The...

The Role of the Secular AA Board

By Sam E Secular AA Member and Secular AA Inc. Board Chair Mandate and Purpose The mandate (purpose(s) and goal(s)) of the Board is to carry out our mission and vision: Mission Statement:  “Our...