Rather than working on real buildings like the masons of old, today’s Freemasons focus on building themselves as people of integrity, and membership provides the structure to help achieve that goal.
One of the oldest social organisations in the world, Freemasonry is not defined by an ideology. It is open to people from all religions and political persuasions and provides the common foundation for friendships between members, many of which will last for life.
With a membership of more than 15,300 people drawn from communities across Germany, Freemasonry brings people together irrespective of their race, religion or any other perceived differences that can divide us as a society.
Kindness and charitable giving are deeply ingrained within the principles of Freemasonry. The organisation provides a support structure that helps members make positive contributions to communities and worthwhile causes through fundraising events or volunteer work.
Here you can find the list of Constituent Lodges of the American Canadian Grand Lodge.
Each Masonic Year, the Grand Master of the American Canadian Grand Lodge selects a charity project, which the Grand Lodge will primarily support in that year. Learn more about the Grand Masters Charity here.
The Scottish Rite is a collection of Degrees that build upon the 3 Blue Lodge degrees. It offers 30 Degrees beyond the “Master Mason Degree”.
Each Degree is based upon an idea of progressive ethical self-knowledge through self-reflection and dramatic allegories.
Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth. With nearly 200 local chapters and thousands of clubs on six continents, Shriners are known for their fellowship, brotherhood, compassion and generosity. The fraternity established Shriners Hospitals for Children as its official philanthropy in 1922, and continues to support it today, while striving to make the world a happier, better place.