We Agnostics AA is an Alcoholics Anonymous group in the Kansas City area. Our meetings are more secular than most, providing a supportive environment for anyone with a desire to stop drinking regardless of their religious or spiritual beliefs, or lack of belief.
If you’re familiar with Alcoholics Anonymous then you will find our meetings are like any other AA meeting. The only difference is that we don’t open and close with a prayer and for many of us that makes all the difference. We find it helps create an atmosphere where everyone is comfortable regardless of their religious and spiritual beliefs or lack of belief.
If you’re interested in learning what our meetings are like, please read our meeting format: We Agnostics Meeting Format.
What is AA?
From the AA preamble:
“Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety”.
What is Group Autonomy?
The fourth tradition of A.A. states that “each group is autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole”. This tradition gives A.A. members the freedom to form special purpose groups, and the We Agnostics AA Group is just such a group. We provide a meeting for those who appreciate a more secular approach to recovery and A.A.’s Twelve Steps.
Everyone is welcome at our meeting, one does not need to be agnostic or atheist. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.