What is Freemasonry?
A community like no other, Freemasonry is one of the world's oldest and largest secular fraternal organizations, whose members are concerned with moral and spiritual values. The Fraternity aims to unite all people of differing beliefs into a harmonious and productive community through the application of Masonic moral values and the practice of benevolence, intellectual development, and mutual respect.
Who is Eligible?
We accept as candidates, any man, woman, or person of a different gender identity, any nationality, or ethnicity who is 21 years of age or older. We believe in complete freedom of conscience, democratic values. universal human rights, and we believe in the principles of Freemasonry as defined in the Anderson' Constitutions of 1723 and l'Appel de Strasbourg.
The candidates must be "free" of prejudice and dogma, and willing to commit to a lifelong search for the truth through constant reflection, introspection and altruism... [more]
Throughout the year 1976 several American and French Freemasons were meeting in New York anticipating celebrating together the 200th anniversary of American Independence Day on July 4th. The French Freemasons were members of New York’s Lodge L’Atlantide which, since 1900, had been working under a charter from the Grand Orient de France. Later that same year, on December 10, 1976... [more]