Freemasonry is often described as the world’s oldest and largest fraternity. Though there are artifacts that date back to the 1300’s, the structured and well documented form that exists today was established in 1717 c.e. in London, England. With Lodges all over the world, Freemasonry spans the boundaries imposed by societies.
Freemasonry's singular purpose is to make good men better and its bonds of friendship, truth and brotherly love have survived even the most divisive political, military and religious conflicts through the centuries.
Though there is a requirement for belief in a Supreme Being, Freemasonry is neither a forum for nor a place of worship. It is not a religion, but rather teaches moral (secular) philosophy through activity. For nearly three hundred years it has attracted men of high moral character who support the tenets of temperance, fortitude, prudence and justice.