What is Freemasonry

Masonry is the world's first and largest fraternal organization, and is based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to help make the world a better place. Through our culture of philanthropy, we make a profound difference for our brothers, our families, our communities, and our future. 

Masons use rituals, legends and symbolism to teach principles of virtue, brotherly love, patriotism and charity. Freemasonry, however, is not a religion. To be a Mason, belief in the existence of a Supreme Being is required, but each man can have his own personal beliefs.

Masonry is a brotherhood of like-minded men who genuinely care about each other. We develop lifelong friendships with fellow Masons and their families, and are welcomed at Masonic lodges throughout the United States and the world.

The principles of our fraternity:

 

·         Brotherly love.   We value respect, freedom, kindness, tolerance, and our differences - religious, ethnic, cultural, social, generational, and educational - and strive for harmony in our individual lives, in our lodges, and in the global community.


·         Relief.   We take responsibility for the well-being of our brothers, our families, and the community as a whole. We provide relief through philanthropy, community involvement, and delivery of excellent care.

·         Truth.   We stay true to our personal code of conduct and ethics - honor, integrity, personal responsibility, and the continuous pursuit of knowledge.




 

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