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Mutual experience is the common ground on which A.A.s meet individually and upon which A.A. has been built collectively.
Editorial: (by Bill W.)
"Each member of Alcoholics Anonymous is but a small part of a great whole. A.A. must continue to live or most of us will surely die. Hence our common...
Editorial: (by Bill W.)
"For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority--a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience."
Editorial: (by Bill W.)
"Our membership ought to include all who suffer alcoholism. Hence we may refuse none who wish to recover. Nor ought A.A. membership ever depend upon...
Editorial: (by Bill W.)
"With respect to its own affairs, each A.A. group should be responsible to no other authority than its own conscience. But when its plans concern the...
Editorial: (by Bill W.)
Each Alcoholics Anonymous group ought to be a spiritual entity having but one primary purpose--that of carrying its message to the alcoholic who...
Editorial: (by Bill W.)
The sixth of our 12 Points of A.A. Tradition is deemed so important that it states at length the relation of the A.A. movement to money and property...
Editorial: (by Bill W.)
The A.A. Groups themselves ought to be fully supported by the voluntary contribution of their own members. We think that each group should soon...
Editorial: (by Bill W.)
"Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever non-professional. We define professionalism as the occupation of counseling alcoholics for fees or hire....
Editorial: (by Bill W.)
Each A.A. Group needs the least possible organization. Rotating leadership is the best. The small group may elect its secretary, the large group its...