Tradition Three

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PO Box 1980 (by George Vaillant)
To Concerned AAs: I want to reaffirm my deep belief and commitment to Tradition Five. Alcoholism is much too difficult a disease to address without a...
PO Box 1980 (by Jeannine L.)
I am writing because I want to let go of my resentment for the prevalence of the Lord's Prayer at meetings and the arrival of Christian symbols in...
PO Box 1980 (by Mike H.)
I read with dismay the letter "Stand Fast" in the June 2001 issue. The Third Tradition states: "The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to...
PO Box 1980 (by Greg D.)
The letter "No Pushing, Please" in the December 2003 Grapevine sums up some important points regarding the Twelve Steps, the Traditions, and the fact...
AA Grapevine Readers Respond to "Is AA Just for Christians?" Published in the October 2003 Issue (by Bob P.)
Our Third Tradition says, and our practice from the earliest days of our Fellowship shows, openness, tolerance, and acceptance to people of all...
Editor's Note (by The Editor)
Dear Reader, Having a sponsor, or being one, is not a requirement for AA membership. (The only requirement for that, as Tradition Three says, is the...
PO Box 1980 (by Carl B.)
I know I was not the first person who considered rewriting the Big Book early on in my sobriety, because I've heard others say the same thing. Still...
Special Inner City Forum
On october 13 and 14,2006, AA members, General Service Office and Grapevine staff members, and guests met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at LaSalle...
Who Is A Member Of Alcoholics Anonymous? (by Bill W.)
The first edition of the book Alcoholics Anonymous makes this brief statement about membership: "The only requirement for membership is an honest...
Unity or Uniformity? (by Paul M.)
One of the big concerns (or one of the pre-planned excuses to leave) I had when I came to AA was that I would be joining a cult whose members would...