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What Is Freemasonry?

What is Freemasonry?

Freemasonry (or Masonry) is dedicated to the "Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of God."  It uses the tools and implements of ancient architectural craftsmen symbolically in a system of instruction designed to build character and moral values in its members.  Its singular purpose is to make good men better.  Its bonds of friendship, compassion, and brotherly love have survived even the most divisive political, military, and religious conflicts through the centuries.  Freemasonry is a fraternity which encourages its members to practice the faith of their personal acceptance.  Masonry teaches that each person, through self-improvement and helping others, has an obligation to make a difference for good in the world.

Source: The Masonic Information Center, 8120, Fenton Street, Silver Spring, Md., a division of The Masonic Service Association.

Who are the Masons?

Masons (also known as Freemasons) belong to the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world.  Today, there are more than two million Freemasons in North America.  Masons represent virtually every occupation and profession, yet within the Fraternity, all meet as equals.  Masons come from diverse political ideologies, yet meet as friends.  Masons come from varied religious beliefs and creeds, yet all believe in one God.

Many of North America's early patriots were Freemasons.  Thirteen signers of the Constitution and fourteen Presidents of the United States, including George Washington, were Masons.  In Canada, the Father of the Confederation, Sir John A. MacDonald, was a Mason, as were other early Canadian and American leaders.

One of the most fascinating aspects of Freemasonry is how so many men, from so many different walks of life, can met together in peace, always conducting their affairs in harmony and friendship and calling each other "Brother."

Source: The Masonic Information Center, 8120, Fenton Street, Silver Spring, Md., a division of The Masonic Service Association.

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