Freemasonry, the oldest fraternal organization in the world, is dedicated to the Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of God. Freemasonry welcomes into its midst men of any race or religious belief, as long as they profess a belief in one supreme being. It is not a religion, but does encourage its members to be faithful to their own particular beliefs. It is an organization dedicated to personal betterment through education of the inner self. It encourages its members to place high value on morality and virtue.
Past Grand Master, M.W.Bro. D. Garry Dowling, 2011