Required Readings For CoDA Meetings

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Subject: Required Readings For CoDA Meetings
Date: November 25th 2016

The contents of this email are from your CoDA Email List Coordinator with the permission of my board liaison


We recently sent out an email titled "CoDA Meeting Registration Inventory" written by the CoDA Communications Committee in 2013.


While everything in that email was 100% accurate, some who do service for Coda World Fellowship have discovered that there is currently some language on the website & in the Fellowship Service Manual that may be confusing to members.


To be an official CoDA meeting, 2 things are required (& must be followed):

1. Reading the 4 foundational documents:

      A. The 12 Steps

      B. The 12 Traditions

      C. The Welcome

      D. The Preamble


This is stated in writing at the link below, along with the actual 4 documents & more:


Another very useful document is the CoDA Meeting Handbook:


Also, if a meeting chooses by Group Conscience to use non conference approved literature (books or essays from professional authors, &/or non CoDA programs, etc; a disclaimer must be read that states something similar to "The literature we are reading tonight is not endorsed by the Codependents Anonymous Fellowship or CoDA Service Conference. We are using it by Group conscience of this meeting"

Here is a link to a summary of the 1990 CoDA Service Conference motion that created this policy.


Additionally, their are requirements for a CoDA State or local website if you wish to mutually link to the main CoDA website. That & much more can be found in the CoDA Fellowship Service Manual:


                                 In Service,
                                 Geff R
                                 CoDA Email List Coordinator

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