Author Unknown: Reprinted District #20 AF & AM, GRA; Original Masonic Temple 345 West Monroe, Phoenix, Arizona 86003. PRINTED IN GRAND LODGE BULLETIN; G.R.A.; April, 1979.
Reprinted CANMAS 29th September, 2006.
THE FRATERNITY OF FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS: WHAT IS FREEMASONRY?
Fundamentally it is a voluntary organization of men who support morality in public and private life. It requires a belief in a Supreme Being, endorses free public education and free choice of religious and political preference. It endeavors to improve society by self improvement of the individual, promotes patriotism and respect for the Constitution, equal rights under the law and practices good will toward all men, by Love, Relief and Truth and the cardinal virtues: Temperance, Fortitude, Prudence and Justice. It is a teacher of morality in its highest sense. There is no conflict between Masonry and Religion. It does not pretend to take the place of religion, nor serve as a substitute for religious beliefs of its members.