Composed of both men and women Freemasons, fraternally united without distinction of race, religion, creed, or sexual orientation, The Honorable Order of Universal Co-Masonry has established a system of workings that is both ceremonial and symbolic and that allows its members to erect a Mystic Temple to The Great Architect of the Universe and to the Perfection of Humanity.
With the knowledge that Masonry provides the best means for the Perfecting of Humanity, The Order aspires to attain its ideals by creating an international organization that extends Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth to all its members. Universal Co-Masonry has established a Masonic Government that ensures the maximum liberty compatible with a voluntarily accepted discipline and organized upon the precepts of the Ancient Mystery Schools, the Scottish Rite, and the English Rite.
The Order seeks above all to realize on earth the highest degree of moral, intellectual, and spiritual development for all Mankind; this being the prerequisite for all happiness that each individual can attain in a fraternally-organized Humanity. The Order professes no dogma. Instead, its purpose is to search for Truth. In Lodges, discussions and debates on social, philosophical, or religious questions have no other purpose than the intellectual enlightenment of its members, and thus enabling them to reach for a greater understanding of themselves and Humanity. This is accomplished all in the pursuit of fulfilling their duties as Freemasons.
Universal Co-Masonry, like all Freemasonry, is descended from the Mystery Schools of ancient times. It is the preserver and practitioner of the wisdom and teachings of those noble institutions. What sets it apart from its male-only counterpart is the deliberate and principled inclusion of women in its Great Work. Throughout history there have been many women Freemasons, though for centuries they have been excused as cowans and intruders who had to be bound by obligation in order to preserve Masonic secrecy. Co-Masonry represents the first open, legal and deliberate effort to include women on equal footing with men in the Craft.
It is strongly believed by its members that Universal Co-masonry promotes the most honorable moral teachings and is the method by which Humanity will be reunited under the Fatherhood of God. Universal Co-Masonry believes that this already difficult task is made only more difficult by the exclusion of half of the human race. This opinion has been strongly held since the beginning of Universal Co-Masonry. The first Grand Commander of the Order, Louis Goaziou 33o, was adamant that women had just as much a right to the wisdom and teachings of Freemasonry as any man, "Masonry teaches the principles of the highest morality. It teaches good citizenship. It searches after Truth and more Light. Is there any good reason why women should be denied the advantages to be derived from such teachings? Is there anything in the wonderful symbolism of the working tools or in the ineffaceable lessons of the Sublime Degree that would not be as beneficial to women as to men?"
Universal Co-Masonry seeks to bring about the Perfection of Humanity and the Glory of God. It is our firm belief that without women being admitted to the ranks of Freemasonry on equal terms with men this task is rendered impossible. Humanity cannot become perfected if only half the species is allowed to participate in its perfection. Likewise, we cannot glorify God by dismissing half of His creation. It is only by uniting all of Humanity under the banner of Truth, Love and Morality can we ever have the hope of achieving the lofty ideals we have set before us.
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