WHAT IS FREEMASONRY?
Freemasonry is a global fraternal organization that emphasizes moral development, personal growth, and community service through symbolic rituals, fellowship, and charity, dating back to the 17th century.
Freemasonry, the world's foremost fraternal organization, unites men who share a deep camaraderie. It fosters enduring friendships, embraces families, and extends its welcome to Masonic lodges worldwide.
Grounded in the belief that every man bears a duty to improve the world, Masonry's philanthropic ethos leaves a lasting impact on brethren, families, communities, nations, and future generations. Masons take pride in their role within an age-old fraternity, rooted in timeless traditions and enduring values, poised to transcend centuries to come.
Mission of Freemasonry
The mission of the Masons is to foster personal growth and improve the lives of others.
Our mission is guided by the enduring and relevant principles of our fraternity:
A true Freemason ought to show tolerance and respect for the opinions of others and be kind to and understanding of his fellow human beings.
Freemasons are taught to practice charity, not only for their own, but also for the community at large.
Freemasons are taught to search for truth, requiring high moral standards and aiming to achieve them in their own lives.
Values of Freemasonry
Freemasons adhere to four fundamental values that guide their journey in life:
Rather than working on buildings like the masons of old, today’s Freemasons focus on building themselves as people of integrity, and membership provides the structure to help achieve that goal.
Freemasonry brings people together irrespective of their race, religion or any other perceived differences that can divide us as a society.
One of the oldest social organizations in the world, Freemasonry is not defined by an ideology. It is open to people from all religions and political persuasions, and provides the common foundation for friendships between members, many of which will last for life.
Kindness and charitable giving are deeply ingrained within the principles of Freemasonry. The organization provides a support structure that helps members make positive contributions to communities and worthwhile causes through fundraising events or volunteer work.