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One Big Tent

One Big Tent: Atheist and agnostic AA members share their experience strength and hope,  published in September of 2018, is available for purchase now from AA Grapevine!  Click on the below image too read more about it. Buy It Now on the Grapevine website.

“Unofficial” AA History

This unofficial history of AA spans the period 1932-1971. Please give it a moment to fully load up because the page includes videos and high-definition images. This history is being provided as general information and has not been independently validated, nor does this post constitute Stony Brook Freethinker group approval or endorsement of the provider […]

Book Review: A Secular Sobriety

With a leap of areligious imagination, Dale K., author of A Secular Sobriety – including a secular version of the first 164 pages of the Big Book, has shared his story of secular recovery in AA and rewritten the first 164 pages of the Big Book from a non-religious, secular point of view. Check out […]

The Birthplace of Secular AA

The first secular AA meeting specifically for atheists and agnostics was held in Chicago.  Quad A began meeting in 1975, and is still going strong today!  Visit their website and read what the Chicago Tribune had to say about this groundbreaking group. Quad-A is the most common reference for group meetings attended mostly by atheists, agnostics, and […]

Our group’s voice is worth being heard!

Question:  Does AA need a new pamphlet for atheist and agnostic members?  The Delegate’s 2018 Questionnaire Our Delegate, John W, has selected 8 Questions from the General Service Conference’s full agenda. These items are ones he most wants our Area’s conscience on. Question 4 is of particular interest to our group members: Consider request for […]

Widening Our Gateway

In 1957, Bill Wilson wrote in Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age (page 167) that “in Step Two we decided to describe God as a ‘Power greater than ourselves.’ In Steps Three and Eleven we inserted the words ‘God as we understood Him.’ From Step Seven we deleted the expression ‘on our knees.’ And, as a […]

The God Word

Area 49 got behind District 404’s proposal – we’ll be asking the General Service Conference for the US & Canada for a pamphlet for atheist & agnostic AA members! Click here for more info. As far back as 1976, a subcommittee of the Trustees’ Literature Committee concluded that “this pamphlet is vitally needed to carry […]