These Four Articles from our International Constitution Describe our Founding Principles
Article 1 – Foundation of the Order
The Order affirms the equality of men and women.
Through its title Le Droit Humain, the Order proclaims its desire that men and women throughout the world be entitled in equal measure to benefit from social justice
within a humanity organized in free and fraternal societies.
Article 2 – Aim of the Order
Composed as it is of Freemasons, men and women fraternally united without distinction on grounds of social or ethnic origin, philosophical opinion or religion, and with this end in view, the Order prescribes a ceremonial and symbolic method of working by means of which its members build their temple to the progress and perfecting of humanity.
Article 3 – Principles of the Order
True to the principle of independence from all religious institutions and organizations and
respectful of the right to absolute freedom of conscience of all, the members of the Order seek to
give concrete expression to the principles of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity
and to realize on earth the greatest possible degree of moral, intellectual and spiritual development for all people. They believe this to be the prerequisite of happiness attainable by each individual in a fraternally organized humanity.
Article 4 – Goals of the Order
The Order professes no dogma and rejects dogmatism. Its purpose is the search for truth.
Thus, in lodges, discussion and debates on societal or religious questions cannot,
under any circumstances have any other purpose than that of enlightening members,
making it possible for them through a fuller understanding, to fulfill their duties as Freemasons.