Declaration of Principles


Freemasonry is a fraternity including men of every race, nationality and religion. Wishing to do away with all cause for division and strife, it continually seeks the means which to help all human beings to unite and work together for the perfection of Humanity.

Masonry, demands the utmost tolerance from all members. It avoids political and religious discussions wherever these cannot be carried on with the requisite tolerance and moderation; it welcomes everyone who is upright, free, of mature age, sound judgment and strict morals, whatever may be his or her convictions in matters of religion, philosophy or politics.

Masonry seeks to destroy ignorance under whatever form, and its program may be explained as follows:
  • Each Mason owes obedience to the Order and to the laws of his or her country; he must live honorably, practice justice, love his neighbor, work unceasingly for the true happiness of humanity and help human beings to emancipate themselves from the thralldom of passion and ignorance.
  • From the first to the last, to whatever degree the aspirant may desire to be admitted, the first condition to be fulfilled is to have a reputation of unsullied honor and probity.
  • Members of the Order owe to each other help and support in all circumstances and conditions of life.
  • To think high, to speak truth, to do well, to be tolerant to others, to search after truth, to practice liberty under law, fraternal equality, justice and solidarity, are the duties which Masonry, prescribes for its members seeking to build to the Glory of the Great Architect of the Universe, to the perfection of Humanity.
Our core principles are as follows: