Conference Approved Literature

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Re: Conference Approved Literature

Postby Carrie » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:20 pm

This ones easy. Conference Approved Literature Only at meeting level.
There are no exceptions. It is our obligation to protect the traditions. Singleness of purpose is crucial as per our unity, and our common welfare should come first. personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity. Period.

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Re: Conference Approved Literature

Postby becksdad » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:53 pm

Hey Carrie, welcome to the forums! It's a very nice recovery community here (I think), lots of good people sharing recovery. Hope to see more of you!

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Re: Conference Approved Literature

Postby Oliver » Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:23 am

Welcome to the forums Carrie B. Thanks for your simple and to the point contribution :) hope to see more of you.

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Re: Conference Approved Literature

Postby PaigeB » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:21 am

This ones easy.


Welcome Carrie! Yes, for me it is easy too. But I have been to some really good meetings outside my community that had "burning desire" one word/phrase topics before. Not even sure if they read the Steps... either way, looks like folks were staying sober. Remember, our founders did not have the luxury of printed reading material - they had to write it!
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Re: Conference Approved Literature

Postby Patsy© » Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:59 pm

This one is very easy! In 1986 the spirit of the 1977 Conference action regarding group literature displays be reaffirmed, and recommended the suggestion that A.A. groups be encouraged to display or sell only literature published and distributed by the General Service Office, the A.A. Grapevine and other A.A. entities. And it remains that way today.


http://www.aa.org/lang/en/en_pdfs/mg-09 ... ittees.pdf

A.A.® Guidelines Literature Committees from G.S.O., Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163

A.A. Guidelines are compiled from the shared experience of A.A. members in various service areas. They also reflect guidance given through the Twelve Traditions and the General Service Conference (U.S. and Canada). In keeping with our Tradition of autonomy, except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole, most decisions are made by the group conscience of the members involved. The purpose of these Guidelines is to assist in reaching an informed group conscience.


SOME GENERAL SERVICE CONFERENCE LITERATURE
COMMITTEE ADVISORY ACTIONS

It was recommended that:

1968: Conference-approved literature and G.S.O. Guidelines be displayed
and distributed at assembly meetings.

1969: One group member be chosen to be solely responsible for the
distribution of Conference-approved literature and its display.

1971: The delegates assume responsibility for informing A.A.s of all
available Conference-approved literature, and that the updated
spring and fall literature order blanks which are mailed with
Box 4-5-9 be reviewed at district and assembly meetings.

1972: It be suggested that when a local A.A. facility (central office, intergroup,
group, etc.) sells non-Conference-approved literature, it be
clearly designated as such.

1977: It was suggested that A.A. groups be discouraged from selling
literature not distributed by the General Service Office and the
Grapevine.

1986: In an effort to strengthen our network of literature representatives
to ensure that A.A. literature is available at meetings, as well as
catalog order forms for books and cassettes that individuals
are likely to want, it is suggested that groups appoint literature
coordinators.

1986: The spirit of the 1977 Conference action regarding group literature
displays be reaffirmed, and recommended the suggestion
that A.A. groups be encouraged to display or sell only literature
published and distributed by the General Service Office, the A.A.
Grapevine and other A.A. entities.
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