Freemasonry is the most well-known and largest Brotherhood in the world. Freemasonry essentially promotes work towards the moral improvement of individuals and communities, utilizing various symbols and allegories.

The Light of Freedom

The fundamental Masonic values are Freedom, Equality, and Brotherhood. The Bible, Square, and Compass provide the light and orderly framework for a free and moral Masonic life. God, as the Great Architect of the Universe, grants us freedom of conscience that transcends human dogmas and limitations on our beliefs.

The School of Tolerance

In order to ensure this freedom, religious tolerance is necessary – within a framework that respects other people’s freedoms and natural rights and common rules and laws.

Freemasonry was initially open to people of different religions, nationalities, ethnicities, and races without prejudice and within the context of mutual respect. Additionally, liberal Freemasonry includes mixed lodges of men and women.

Freemasonry is a life school that teaches the importance of respecting civic institutions and the laws of one’s homeland, living honorably and with integrity, treating others justly, and working on personal development.

300 Years of Constitution

Scottish Presbyterian minister Rev. James Anderson published the Constitutions of the Free Masons in 1723. Therefore, exactly 300 years ago, the first “constitutional” document of Freemasonry was published. The Constitutions state that a Mason is obliged to uphold the moral Law, while individual opinions are left to the discretion of the person, who should be good, honorable, and honest. Furthermore, a Mason should be peaceful towards civil authority and never engage in plots or conspiracies against the well-being of the country or state.

Enlightenment Legacy

The Masonic creative legacy is primarily evident in developed and open societies that value human freedom. Our intellectual, philosophical, and spiritual heritage largely stems from the Enlightenment, when efforts were made to build a better and more rational world, where Truth and facts would prevail over prejudices.


Freemasonry offers individuals the opportunity to know themselves through ancient knowledge, understanding the interpretation of Symbols and Allegories within the framework of the Moral Law. It is our moral duty to awaken and cultivate Virtues, whose energy will be felt by the world around us. Our Brother Benjamin Franklin stated that Masonic work is a pure work of Love. The Masonic reward lies in our relationships with others: sympathy begets sympathy, kindness begets kindness, and service begets service.

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