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What is the Preamble of AA?

What is the Preamble of AA?

A.A. PREAMBLE© Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Where is the Preamble in the big book of AA?

The phrase “AA has no dues or fees” also was clarified to read as it presently does: “There are no dues or fees for AA membership, we are self-supporting through our own contributions.” The current version of the Preamble appears on the first page of every issue of the Grapevine.

Why did AA change its Preamble?

“Review suggested gender-neutral language options for changes to the AA Preamble.” This item was not acted on by the Grapevine committee, since they felt they needed more direction regarding wording. However, a couple of Floor Actions at the end of the Conference did address a change to the Preamble.

What do they read at the beginning of AA?

Opening: 1. “Welcome to Alcoholics Anonymous, a worldwide fellowship of men and women who help each other to stay sober. This is a closed meeting,you are welcome to stay if you have a desire to quit drinking.

Who wrote AA Preamble?

History of the AA Preamble: Why Is It So Popular? The Preamble was not part of the original Alcoholics Anonymous literature created by AA founder, Bill Wilson in 1934. It was actually created in June 1947 by the AA Grapevine, a magazine publication founded by six AA members with Bill Wilson’s permission.

Is there a new AA Preamble?

The Preamble revision replacing the words “men and women” with the word “people” be presented to the General Service Board for approval as the new revised A.A. Preamble. It was recommended that: 5. The following theme for the 2022 General Service Conference: “A.A. Comes of Age 2.0: Unified in Love and Service.”

Did they change the Preamble of AA?

At the 71st General Service Conference annual meeting, held online over April 17 to April 25, 2021, a revision to the AA Preamble was approved through advisory action. The change replaced the words “men and women” with the word “people” in the first sentence of the Preamble.

What is read at every AA meeting?

THE TWELVE STEPS OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS We admitted we were powerless over alcohol-that our lives had become unmanageable. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

Is AA Preamble in big book?

THE PREAMBLE was introduced in the June 1947 issue of the AA Grapevine magazine. It was written by the then-editor, who borrowed much of the phrasing from the Foreword to the original edition of the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous.

Did AA GSO change the Preamble?

Is there a 5th edition in AA?

We are delighted to invite A.A. members to contribute your stories of recovery to the Fifth Edition of the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous.

Who wrote the Preamble in AA?

When was the AA Preamble change?

What is the most current edition of the AA Big Book?

fourth edition
The fourth edition of Alcoholics Anonymous, affectionately known as the Big Book, includes twenty-four new stories and continues to pass on AA’s message of hope and recovery to millions.