Al‑Anon’s Tradition Two states: “For our group purpose there is but one authority—a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants—they do not govern.”
The World Service Conference makes the group conscience available and effective for all Al‑Anon. It is the practical means by which the group conscience can speak; it is the voice of world Al‑Anon and the guarantee that our world services shall continue to carry on under all conditions.
The Conference protects Al‑Anon and Alateen against a service breakdown; it makes for unity and enables our fellowship to act as a whole upon important matters. This makes it the principal guarantor of Al‑Anon and Alateen’s harmony and survival.