Read the discussion resulting from WSO declining to list the Boise meeting.


Meeting names WSO will list:

Non-believers and All Others

Free Thinkers

Any Faith or None

All Beliefs

Regardless of Creed

One Big Tent

No Musts Al-Anon


Names WSO won't list and their reason:


Al-Anon Without Religion - "this name would not be accepted as the introduction to the Twelve Steps states: 'They represent a way of life appealing to all people of goodwill, of any religious faith or of none.' Using a name of this nature implies there are meetings for Al-Anon with religion when in fact, that is not the case. The idea of highlighting 'without prayer' implies underlying religious beliefs, which is not in keeping with the Al-Anon program."


Al-Anon Without Prayer or No Prayer "...would not be accepted as our Step Eleven refers to 'prayer and meditation.' An Al-Anon group that welcomes agnostics and atheists would still read and abide by the Steps, Traditions and Concepts as they are written. Having the meeting choose a format that does not include the Serenity Prayer, for example, is well within group autonomy. "


No One Pressured "This name would not be accepted as it implies that other Al-Anon groups may engage in pressured activities."