Secular Sobriety In U.K. Parliament
by Matt Cherry
Secular Organizations for Sobriety
(SOS) is gaining recognition at the very highest levels in Britain. SOS founder Jim
Christopher recently received a letter of commendation from the office of Britain's Prime
Minister Tony Blair, and he has been invited to address a Parliamentary seminar.
Christopher will speak to the House of Parliament's "Alcohol and Drugs Misuse
Committee" on November 6, 1998, on preventative education about drink and drugs for
SOS is a project of the Council
for Secular Humanism. It provides a secular alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous and
other Twelve Step Programs that require recognition of a "Higher Power." SOS -
which is now headquartered at the Center for Inquiry West in Los
Angeles - maintains thousands of local self-help groups throughout America and the world.
For information about SOS contact Box 5, Buffalo, NY 14215-0005, or phone (310) 821-8430.
Matt Cherry is Executive Director of the Council for
Humanism Online Library