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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... unity.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
Therefore, no society of men and women ever had a more urgent need for continuous effectiveness and permanent unity.


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View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... unity.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
One -- Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity.


3.
View FOREWORD   ... unity.  12&12 Foreword, p.18  
The Tradition section of this volume portrays in some detail the experience which finally produced the Twelve Traditions and so gave A.A. its present form, substance, and unity.


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View TRADITION ONE essay   ... unity."  12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
"Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity."


5.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... unity.  12&12 Tradition Five, p.150  
Around it our Society gathers in unity.


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View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... unity.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
As we lay aside these very human aspirations, we believe that each of us takes part in the weaving of a protective mantle which covers our whole Society and under which we may grow and work in unity.


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View CONTENTS   ... unity, A.A. dies. Individual liberty, yet great ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition One), p.9  
Tradition One -- "Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity." Without unity, A.A. dies. Individual liberty, yet great unity. Key to paradox: each A.A.'s life depends on obedience to spiritual principles. The group must survive or the individual will not. Common welfare comes first. How best to live and work together as groups.


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View FOREWORD   ... unity and effectiveness?  12&12 Foreword, p.16  
How can a set of traditional principles, having no legal force at all, hold the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous in unity and effectiveness?


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View FOREWORD   ... unity and relates itself to the world ...  12&12 Foreword, p.15  
They outline the means by which A.A. maintains its unity and relates itself to the world about it, the way it lives and grows.


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View TRADITION ONE essay   ... unity contain not a single "Don't."  12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
Our Twelve Steps to recovery are suggestions; the Twelve Traditions which guarantee A.A.'s unity contain not a single "Don't."


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View TRADITION ONE essay   ... unity for so long as He may ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.131  
They live today in the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous, which -- God willing -- shall sustain us in unity for so long as He may need us.


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View CONTENTS   ... unity. Key to paradox: each A.A.'s life ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition One), p.9  
Tradition One -- "Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity." Without unity, A.A. dies. Individual liberty, yet great unity. Key to paradox: each A.A.'s life depends on obedience to spiritual principles. The group must survive or the individual will not. Common welfare comes first. How best to live and work together as groups.


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View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... unity of A.A. is one of the ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix  
Today the remarkable unity of A.A. is one of the greatest assets that our Society has.


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View TRADITION ONE essay   ... unity of Alcoholics Anonymous is the most ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
The unity of Alcoholics Anonymous is the most cherished quality our Society has.


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View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... unity of the Fellowship.  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
The Twelve Traditions ensure the unity of the Fellowship.


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View TRADITION ONE essay   ... unity, the heart of A.A. would cease ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
Without unity, the heart of A.A. would cease to beat; our world arteries would no longer carry the life-giving grace of God; His gift to us would be spent aimlessly.


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View CONTENTS   ... unity." Without unity, A.A. dies. Individual liberty, ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition One), p.9  
Tradition One -- "Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity." Without unity, A.A. dies. Individual liberty, yet great unity. Key to paradox: each A.A.'s life depends on obedience to spiritual principles. The group must survive or the individual will not. Common welfare comes first. How best to live and work together as groups.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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