Contact your local service body and have them decide if they support your idea and are willing to submit it to the World Service Business Conference (WSBC) Conference Literature Committee. If they are willing, submit the suggestion form and your idea will be considered at the next WSBC.
FAQ Category: Literature
Conference-approved literature has received the Conference Seal of Approval by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the voting delegates at the World Service Business Conference. All original publications for use by the OA Fellowship as a whole must be Conference-approved. Board-approved literature are publications that have been approved by the Board of Trustees, and may … Continued
AA’s Intellectual Property Administrator response: “We would ask that you reference page numbers INSTEAD of reprinting A.A. material on your website.”
AA’s Intellectual Property Administrator response: “We have no objection to your O.A. meeting reprinting brief excerpts from the Big Book for use in its meetings. Of course, we would ask that this material not be adapted, that is, this material should be ‘read (or reprinted) directly from the actual Big Book.’” “We would prefer that … Continued
The issue of whether to change words in AA’s literature is a matter of respecting AA’s expressed request and OA’s historical relationship with AA. View Reading Literature Aloud at Meetings.
For a list of OA-approved AA literature, please see the OA Approved Literature List.
No. A group’s autonomy is limited when it comes to matters that affect OA as a whole. Displaying outside literature dilutes OA’s message and can also create confusion for members. If you choose to share something from a non-OA book, please paraphrase the content rather than read from it directly at a meeting.
Please make any returns of goods within 90 days of your original order date. Include a copy of the invoice. Items returned must be in saleable condition. A credit will be issued to your account which will be valid for one year.
Need it sooner? Call the World Service Office (WSO) to have your order expedited. The WSO will let you know the expedited shipping cost and will also add an additional $10 handling fee.
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