Group Autonomy

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Tradition Four (by Bill W.)
AUTONOMY is a ten-dollar word. But in relation to us, it means very simply that every AA group can manage its affairs exactly as it pleases, except...
NEW TRANSLATIONS OF AA LITERATURE
AKRON to Australia. . . Manhattan to Manila. . . Coldwater, Michigan to Copenhagen, Denmark. . . AA circles the globe. In this, the eighteenth year...
TRADITION FOUR (by R. M.)
TRADITION THREE NOT every person we drank with was our "boozing" pal. Our only common bond was drinking. Not every member of Alcoholics Anonymous is...
Akron in England (by R. H.)
THE FOURTH Tradition gives us a remarkably free hand in the matter of how we conduct our meetings. We are not hamstrung by any set pattern of...
Around AA - Items of AA Information and Experience
According to the News Letter, journal of AA in England and Wales, the British General Service Conference of 1968 set up an Inquiry Group "to look...
Around AA - Items of AA Information and Experience
On February 14, 1971, AAs all over the world gathered at special meetings in loving remembrance of Bill W. The co-founder of our Fellowship died on...
From Capistrano Beach:
This department in the January 1971 Grapevine included a report on "Family Discussion Groups," from Kenmore, N.Y. The following correspondence...
Autonomy (by P. C.)
WHENEVER I read Tradition Four, "Each group should be autonomous. . .," the word that leaps to my mind is "spontaneity." As I grow older in the...
PO Box 1980 (by ANONYMOUS)
I read with real interest articles in the May issue and am moved to make a few comments. On "Promises, Promises," I agree that the so-called promises...
Strange Steps and Twisted Traditions (by The Link)
The Fourth Tradition gives every group the right to be wrong--but do you believe that it makes that wrong right?