Freemasonry (also called “Masonry”) is the world's
oldest and largest fraternity, based on the belief that
each man can make a difference in the world. Its history
and tradition date back to antiquity. It promotes
Friendship, Morality, and Brotherly Love among its
members, who are men from every race, religion, opinion,
and background. Freemasonry is a society that unifies
men of high ideals, regardless of colour, creed or
worldly status. It is a non-profit organisation that is
also involved in supporting charity and community
service. It offers a philosophy on life and its main aim
is to "make good men better" by teaching - with
metaphors taken from geometry and architecture - about
building values based on great universal truths.
Freemasonry enhances and strengthens the character of
the individual man by providing opportunities for
fellowship, charity, and education. Freemasonry means
different things to each of those who join. For some,
it’s about making new friends and acquaintances. For
others it’s about being able to help deserving causes.
For some, it is an enjoyable hobby.
There are Freemasons in nearly every free country in the
world. Its bonds of friendship, compassion, and
brotherly love have survived even the most divisive
political, military and religious conflicts through the
centuries. Every Master Mason is welcomed as a “Brother”
in any of the thousands of Regular Masonic Lodges
throughout the world.
Only individuals believed to be of the finest character
are favourably considered for membership.