Message to the Fellowship regarding COVID-19

The World Service Office (WSO) recognizes the emergence of COVID‑19 variants of concern, particularly the Delta variant, has led some groups to begin reevaluating their meeting approach if they have been meeting in‑person or in a hybrid format. As a clearinghouse of information for the Al‑Anon Family Groups, the WSO has no informed guidance to offer on health matters. As in every challenging situation though, our experience, strength, and hope encourage us to rely on the principles found in the Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts of Service as guides. In this situation particularly, we recognize the wisdom expressed in Tradition Two which urges the WSO, Areas, Districts, and groups to rely upon “one authority—a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience.” Read more. (Posted 9.30.21)