Freemasonry is a unique institution that has been a major part of community life in America for over two hundred and fifty (250) years. We are the world’s largest and oldest fraternity and continue to be a highly relevant and valued part of many individuals’ lives. We are an organization of individuals bound together by a shared moral philosophy and fraternal brotherhood, in which all Masons (regardless of race, economic class, religion, or politics) are "on the level" and treated as equals.
Freemasonry is not a religion, but does require that every member hold a belief in the Divine--regardless of how the individual chooses to worship. Through the symbolism of "operative" stonemasonry and the allegory of the construction of King Solomon's Temple, Freemasonry teaches the moral principles shared across religions and cultures--rather than focusing on the points of difference and conflict.