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A really idiotic petition to the White House

whitehouseThere are currently some really odd petitions that go before the White House on their petitions page.  The only thing that has held true since this petition system was created is that nothing ever happens, no matter how many “people” sign the online petition, unless it’s politically expedient to make a speech about it.

Then a speech is made, and the petition is quickly forgotten.

There’s a new one that just popped up on July 5th regarding Freemasonry:

Prevention of fraud being committed by organizations falsely presenting themselves as the Fraternity of Freemasons. Read more »

May 26, 2014 - Masonic Education    No Comments

The Masonic Roundtable podcast

themasonicroundtableThe Masonic Roundtable is a weekly panel of Masons started in February, 2014.  They come from around the United States and discuss the latest and greatest in Masonic news, events, scholarship, and happenings.

The group is made up of:

  • Bro. Jon T. Ruark, Past Master of The Patriot Lodge No. 1957 in Fairfax, VA.
  • Bro. Jason Richards, an officer in Acacia Lodge No. 16 in Clifton, VA.
  • Bro. Juan Sepulveda, member of Eola Lodge No. 207 F. & A.M. in Orlando, FL.
  • Bro. Nick Johnson, Past Master of Corinthian Lodge No. 67 in Farmington, MN.
  • Bro. Robert Johnson, an officer in Waukegan Lodge #78.

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Jan 9, 2014 - Masonic Education    No Comments

California’s 3rd International Conference on Freemasonry

3rdannualconferenceOn March 22, the Institute of Masonic Studies and the History Department at the University of California, Los Angeles will host the Third International Conference on Freemasonry, bringing together a panel of prominent Masonic scholars covering unique perspectives on Freemasonry, Aesthetics, and Civil Society. You will have the opportunity to learn from renowned historians and interact with Masonic experts including Grand Master John Cooper. Open to the public, this event seeks to educate and inspire scholars of the craft.

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Dec 9, 2013 - Masonic Education    No Comments

9 things you didn’t know about Freemasonry

greatsealreverse(CBS News) “Sunday Morning” looks at the rumors, fears and conspiracy theories sparked by the Freemasons’ fraternal order, its secrets and rituals.

1. When meeting, Masons do not discuss religion or politics.

“There are certain subjects which are prevented or we simply proscribe from discussing within the lodge,” Piers Vaughan, master of St. John’s Lodge #1 in New York, told Mo Rocca. “And religion is one. Politics is another.”

One of the world’s leading experts on Freemasonry confirms.

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History Hidden in Plain Sight: Freemasons on United States Coins

WashingtonFreemasonCharles Morgan and Hubert Walker recently posted an article about Masonic coins and history on CoinWeek:

According to some, the secretive fraternity of the Freemasons is elitist and anti-democratic. Still others have questioned the organization’s spiritual views

For those initiated into the fraternity, Masonry is said to offer a path to self-improvement and lifelong friendships.

Historically, public suspicion of the group has its peaks and valleys. Thanks to a certain strain in American cultural life, fueled by the internet but with roots much older, we seem to be climbing towards another peak.

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