New Web Portal for Agnostics, Atheists and Freethinkers in A.A.
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 the gateway of recovery for all regardless of their beliefs or lack of belief.
After returning to our homes we again found ourselves scattered across the globe, but we also discovered a vibrant online community that is already generating excitement for starting new A.A. groups and meetings. In order to turn this excitement into action WAAFT Central was created to act as a central location to pool our talents and resources to help the suffering alcoholic.
WAAFT Central will help grow the number off WAAFT A.A. meetings and groups by providing a central source of experience and resources helpful to those who are starting new meetings. The web portal for WAAFT Central will be a sort of town square for the agnostic, atheist and freethinkers in A.A. There will be online chat meetings scheduled both audit and video, live one on one chat, a forum and a secret Face Book group that people can join as a way to meet and get to know other WAAFTS online.
The site also has a toll free number 84-35-WAAFT people can call if they need help and simply want to talk to another alcoholic. Other 12th Step work provided by the site will include live one on one chat and a service to help people connect with sponsors.
Over the longer term, WAAFT Central hopes to make available it’s own literature and publications that are similar to La Vina. There will be WAAFT speakers available to speak at groups and round ups and other A.A. gatherings and a plan to connect WAAFTs world-wide by bringing WAATS online into live face to face WAAFT meetings.