Tagged: Religion & Prayer

Our Father in Heaven

AA and the Lord’s Prayer

All [women and] men are to be immune from coercion on the part of individuals or of social groups and of any human power, in such wise that no one is to be forced...

Our Father in Heaven

Is The Lord’s Prayer Exclusive?

Once a theist and deacon, he sets out on a spiritual journey with his home group to discover if the Lord’s Prayer truly serves all its members By Christopher S. Santa Rosa, California Copyright...

Walking away

My Last Traditional AA Meeting

By Sher G. This story actually starts a bit before my final traditional AA meeting. The single most compelling thing for me when I started going to AA was when faces started to look familiar,...

Perry Outside

Perry Street Workshop

By John L. Thousands of people, now living all over the world, have found sobriety in a storefront room in New York City’s Greenwich Village: the Perry Street Workshop.  For me Perry Street will...

Prayer At Meetings: A World View

Many thanks to Nick H, one of the founders of Children of Chaos, an agnostic  group in Austin, Texas. Nick found this article about a decade ago on a website, Sober Times,  that no longer...

Separation of Church and AA

By Don S. Des Moines We Agnostics I stopped praying in meetings years ago, but held hands while others did. I recently stopped doing that, too. I now remain seated during the prayer. This...

School Children

Our Father Who Art Not in Public Schools

By bob k The Professional Golfers’ Association of America (to its own embarrassment) had a “Caucasians Only” membership policy until 1962. Viewing a recent miniseries about the Kennedys reminded me that it took the...

Shhh

The “Don’t Tell” Policy in AA

By Roger C. There often seems to be an unofficial policy in Alcoholics Anonymous especially for nonbelievers at AA meetings: “Don’t Tell.” It is a policy imposed by just a few but rarely challenged. If you are an...

Is AA Just For Christians?

By Barb C. Copyright © AA Grapevine (October, 2003) At the beginning of every meeting of my home group, we read, “AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution; does...