John S. speaking on the Midwestern Founders Panel at the We Agnostics and Freethinkers International AA Convention held in Santa Monica, California in November 2014.
The primary purpose of Alcoholics Anonymous is to stay sober and help others to achieve sobriety, and as part of that purpose we agnostics, atheists and freethinkers in A.A. came together in Santa Monica, California for our first international convention. It was at that gathering where we found among us a common desire to widen […]
By Eric C. from Lake Leelanau, Mich. In October of this year, a federal court ordered the State of California and a treatment center working under contract for the state to award nearly $3 million to a man who declined to participate in a 12-step recovery program because of its religious nature. The man had […]
This post was taken from a Facebook post written by Vince Hawkins and reprinted here with his permission. Vince is the author of An Atheists Unofficial Guide to A.A. for Newcomers, An Atheists Unofficial Guide to A.A. for Oldtimers, and An Atheists Twelve Steps to Self-improvement. All available for purchase on Amazon.com. I met Vince at the convention […]
First International We Agnostics and Freethinkers in AA Here’s a report on the convention from the group in Austin Texas, Children of Chaos. The second biannual WAAFT IAAC Convention will be hosted in Austin, which is a great place for a conference. I’m looking forward to it. Austin has five freethinkers and agnostic groups and […]
THE FIRST BIANNUAL WAAFT CONVENTION IN SANTA MONICA, NOVEMBER 6-8, 2014 The We Agnostics AA Group in Indianapolis wrote a nice report of their experience at the We Agnostics and Freethinkers International A.A. Convention. They had four of their members at the convention and they had a great time. It was nice meeting them, what […]
I think the LBGT panel was the best of the convention. Here’s Spiritual Al, the first speaker on the LBGT panel on Friday night.
Reverend Ewing was a Class A non-alcoholic trustee for A.A.’s General Service Office and he gave the keynote address on Saturday night.
Phyllis is the General Manager of the General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous and gave the keynote address on Friday night.
Marya H. is an educator and author of Waiting: A Nonbeliever’s Higher Power. She was the keynote speaker on Thursday night and gave a wonderfully entertaining and interesting talk. I like her concept of spirituality and I see no reason why a nonbeliever’s can’t incorporate spirituality in their recovery.
Tim was one of the fellowship speakers during the first night of the convention.
Joe C. founder of the Toronto Beyond Belief Group speaking at the 2014 We Agnostics and Freethinkers International A.A. Convention in Santa Monica, California on November 6th. Joe is an author and publisher and founder of Rebellion Dogs Publishing. Joe was the first of the fellowship speakers on Thursday night, kicking off the convention.
I was late to the first day of the conference. Though, my plan arrived in L.A. at 11:30, my choice of transport to Santa Monica wasn’t the speediest. By the time I got to the hotel I was dehydrated and feeling ill, so I got some rest and headed to the conference sometime around 3:30. […]
I’m a little groggy this morning, but the Starbucks will be kicking in shortly. I’m at the airport in KC waiting for the plane that will carry me to Denver where I catch another to Los Angeles. Travel days are always hard especially when you have to get up at fricking 4:30 in the morning. […]
On Thursday November 6th, A.A. members from around the world will gather in Santa Monica, California for the We Agnostics and Freethinkers International A.A. Convention. There will be panel discussions, workshops, meetings, speakers, food, fun and fellowship. The convention kicks off Thursday morning at 11:00 a.m. with a welcome address by the Steering Committee followed by […]