"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 the Supreme
Council of American Co-Masonry, prescribes for its members"
Freemasonry is a fraternity including men and women 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.
American Co-Masonry, a Masonic Obedience independent of
all others, has not created a new Rite. What
distinguishes it from other existing Obediences is that,
instead of admitting men only to its ranks, it admits women on
an equal footing. It proclaims equal rights for both sexes and
absolute liberty of conscience. In order to
secure to everyone unlimited freedom in the search for truth, it demands
the utmost tolerance from all its members. It avoids political and
religious discussions wherever these cannot be carried on with
requisite tolerance and moderation; it welcomes everyone
who is upright, free, of mature age, sound judgement and strict morals, whatever may be his or her
convictions in matters of religion, philosophy or politics.
American Co-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
- 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 the Supreme Council of
American Co-Masonry, prescribes for its members seeking to
build to the Glory of the Great Architect of the Universe,
to the perfection of Humanity, and to the service of the
Head of All True Freemasons, the true Masonic Temple open
to both men and women.