WHAT IS FREEMASONRY.
Ask any of the 35,000 Freemasons in Australia this question, and you’ll probably get 35,000 different answers!
Freemasonry means different things to each member.
- Some would say it’s a personal development program which promotes family and community values.
- Others would describe Freemasonry as a chance for both social interaction and "philosophical brainstorming".
- Freemasonry also provides an opportunity for public service, and hands-on involvement in charitable or community issues.
- The short answer to the question, "What is Freemasonry" is that it’s one of the world’s oldest and largest fraternal organisations.
Made up of 5 million Freemasons around the world, it has adopted the fundamental principles of integrity, goodwill, and charity as foundations for an individual’s life and character.
- So, a Freemason strives to be moral and ethical.
- He strives to show justice, act honourably, and be loyal.
- A Freemason teaches and practices concern for people.
- He cares for the less fortunate, and helps those in need.
- And all this is done irrespective of cultural or ethnic background.
- Irrespective of religious beliefs.
- And irrespective of any differences in social standing or education.