Freemasonry is an organisation of men who strive to live by the fundamental principles of integrity, goodwill and charity.
It is a not-for-profit organisation that is heavily involved in supporting charity and community service.
It is a society that unifies men of high ideals regardless of colour, creed or worldly status.
There are approximately five million Freemasons worldwide and about 60,000 in Australia and New Zealand.
Freemasons are ordinary men in the community, 18 years and over, of all religions and backgrounds, who share a concern for human values and moral standards, respect for the laws of society and the rights of individuals.
Fundamentally, to be a member your partner must have to have a belief in a ‘supreme being’ or God (or whatever he calls Him). He will never be asked what religion he is or what his specific beliefs are - in fact the discussion of both religion and politics is strictly forbidden within lodges to ensure all members socialise in harmony.
Freemasonry is a life long commitment and there are no easy lessons to take away quickly. Each individual is asked to make up their own mind and not conform to a wider view - we encourage independent thought. As with anything, he will get out of it what he puts in.