Thursday, April 19, 2007

Masonic Peace Institute

I received a great comment on my last post from one of the organizers of the Masonic Peace Institute. This is an organization well worth checking out. The following "Declaration" is from their website:

We, the members and supporters of the Masonic Peace Institute, are committed to the peaceful coexistence of all peoples, no matter where dispersed. To this end we will toil, spreading the cement of Brotherly Love and affection throughout humanity. We will work with any like-minded individuals and/or groups, no matter their nationality, culture, color, sex, language, rank, race, residence, or religion."

We furthermore, affirm and promote:
The equal dignity and rights of all people.
The pursuit of peace, liberty, justice, and compassion for all.
The right to the values of enlightenment, through education and unbiased information. Peaceful conflict resolution.
Truth as expressed in all cultures and recognized by all human beings.
Taking responsibility for the consequence of all action, processes and understanding.
The truth as expressed in all religions, philosophy and cultures, but proselytize none.
The men & women, of all times and from all nations, who have promoted or do now, promote peaceful civilization.
The principles of equality found in the theories of democracy, without proselytizing any political agenda, action or system.

To these ends we will act to:
Establish relations with other national and international peace organizations
Participate in worldwide events representing the humanitarian vision of democracy and peace
Conducting surveys or research and disseminate information
Become involved in peace processes where possible, proposing, participating in, and supporting peace talks and conflict resolution
Support like minded individuals and organizations
May Brotherly Love Prevail.

1 comment:

David said...

May Brotherly Love prevail indeed!


Thank you for sharing that Bro. Richard. I certainly intend to visit any webpage associated with the Masonic Peace Institute. I would also very much like to become involved in the future.