Freemasonry is one of the largest and oldest fraternities which is characterized as a social structure for gathering people who are studying main esoteric traditions of Europe, Mediterranean and Middle East. To preserve its own universal characteristics, Freemasonry uses mason – architectonic symbolism through which is inviting its Initiatives to leave itself to the self-awareness by using rituals in their temples which are places for discussion and exploration of universal moral principles with purpose of building better and fairer world.
Although, freemasonry was in its roots exclusively a male association, Grand Symbolic Lodge of Croatia stands out as a liberal and adogmatic institution, open to every man and woman, no matter what nationality, sex, political and religious stances they have. In our membership we approximately have 70 percent of men and 30 percent of women, with a low average of member age.
Freemason has to be honorable, honest, moral and righteous person in every way, a person willing to put itself in service of social good. He has to know how to recognize man among people and always be ready to understand others rising beyond his personal interests. Therefore, he has to be honorable and sincere, be capable of expressing himself without any delay or conditioning. He cannot passively accept any kind of power abuse. He has to respect the law and duties of a free man who prefers quiet discussion and not violence. Inclusive, he has to be the person who is achieving social progress through the excellence of work, education and mutual tolerance.
Furthermore, Freemason has to be in favor of everyone, knowing how to lead his family, be an example to his children and serve his homeland by participating in life of his people, actively contributing in law formulation and respecting them, realizing his rights and duties without hesitation. Finally, he has to have capacity to become a man capable of practicing true morality, which is for Freemason science that rests on common sense in form of natural, universal and eternal laws – moral that keeps all human beings free.