Outreach Around The World

When I first joined OA in 1996 we gathered at the “Lemon Squeezer” church in Victory Park, Johannesburg. It smelled of highveld dust and floor polish. At 30, I seemed to be the youngest in the room filled with middle-class white women who looked like my elderly relatives. Just two years into South Africa’s democracy…

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Interview with Monica S – Let’s talk about Diversity.

Monica is the Chair of the PIPO committee of OA Foot Steps, the Co-Chair of Unity with Diversity at World Services, and a WSBC delegate. Q: What Is the Goal and aspirations of the PIPO unity with Diversity?  A: The mission is to attract & draw in, compulsive eaters to OA, and to attract people…

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I Can’t Play a Symphony alone!

Last month I returned to a city across the country. While listening to the overture backstage, I waited for the symphony to begin. I watched the fluid movements of my colleagues perform the delicate and different movements onstage. Their lifetime of attention, discipline and service was enabling sublime music-making that lifted my soul. I exhaled…

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Spotlight on the Twelve Steps Within (TSW)

TSW is the Twelfth Steps Within committee. The goals of the committee are to provide services to members that will help keep them from relapse, and also help them if they do come back after relapse. The committee will be doing at least one workshop each quarter. TSW also hosts 15 week Step Studies. We are in…

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