The question of What is Freemasonry has been one I've tried to answer myself for many years. In a recent column, Tim Bryce took a stab at the elusive answer in a very astute and concise fashion coming to the ultimate conclusion that Freemasonry is a fraternity as "... an environment of companionship … [Read more...] about What is Freemasonry? A Response to Tim Bryce
Today's article comes from Brother Wayne Anderson of Canada who runs a weekly Masonic Newsletter, publishing a new article each Sunday to everyone on his list. If you wish to get on Anderson's List E-Mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org The Beehive has published articles with a similar point of view in … [Read more...] about Charity as a Core of Our Craft
The Grand Lodge of Kentucky is the latest battle ground in the fight to bring Freemasonry into the 21st century, where brothers are calling other brothers "a flaming faggot" in their sexual orientation. From the Lexington Herald-Leader in the state of Kentucky, the W. Master of Winchester Masonic … [Read more...] about Kentucky holding despite splinter over Gay Masons.
This is an exciting bit of news coming out of Omaha, a prime example of Freemasonry intersecting Civil Society. From the Omaha World Herald - Program’s aim: More father time A Local Masonic organization in Omaha and former Nebraska Senator Chip Maxwell are teaming together to fight and … [Read more...] about Masonry in Omaha to support Fatherhood-Family Initiative
From the EU Observer: Brussels is to hold an EU summit with atheists and Freemasons in the autumn, inviting them to a political dialogue parallel to the annual summit the bloc holds with Europe's religious leaders. It seems that in the push to make religious and non religious policy balance, … [Read more...] about Bundled off with Freemasons-Athiests & Masons to Summit in Brussels
I've been in recent mental debate over the place of Freemasonry in academia (more here) and the practice of Freemasonry in the real world. More specifically, how Masonry is perceived in the academic sphere in a past and present light, vs. the contemporary practice of Freemasonry itself, what the … [Read more...] about Masonic Education vs. Practicing Freemasonry
Some say that history is written by the victors. Triumphs are in fact triumphant, and losses are only momentary set backs in a progressive path to the eventual story that you read in the history books. But at times some histories run concurrently with others, and that there isn't really a victor … [Read more...] about Dr. Margaret Jacob on Masonic Central