Women allowed to join the fraternity?

Discussion in 'Becoming a Prince Hall Freemason' started by QueenAma, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. QueenAma

    QueenAma Registered User

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    Hello Brothers and Masters,

    I write from Ghana, a female young woman who have interest in joining the fraternity. I would like to know if women are allowed to join. Also, could anyone humbly assist me with locations of lodges in my country please?

    Thank you.
     
  2. coachn

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    There are versions of Freemasonry that are open to females. Male-craft Freemasonry is not open to female membership.
     
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  3. acjohnson53

    acjohnson53 Registered User

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    No...I could see her at a raising....trying to ride that goat with a skirt on....SMDH
     
  4. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Indeed. I have no idea if Co-Freemasonry or Le Droit Humain or others like Aramanth or Easter Star are in your country.

    According to Wikipedia Le Droit is not in Ghana
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Droit_Humain
     
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  5. dfreybur

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    The nearest organization of female-only Masonry would seem to be mainland Europe, though flights to New York City might be no harder. Not close.

    Because our orders are male only we don't keep close track of female-only or mixed-gender jurisdictions. They are tiny.
     
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  6. Bloke

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    They are cool though :) In the above - you're talking Honourable Order of Freemasons in England ? No, you said mainland...hmmm... Which one Dfrey ?
     
  7. dfreybur

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    Relative to Ghana the nearest lodges that take women, in raw distance, is mainland Europe.

    Relative to Ghana the nearest lodges that take women, in number of airplane hops, is a list of large cities with major hub airports (and very tiny lodges) that include mainland Europe, UK, a couple of the largest US cities.

    As we don't keep close track of jurisdictions that take women, I leave that as an exercise to any woman who comes to this forum. Google is their friend.
     
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  8. acjohnson53

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  9. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    Do you know you’re bumping years old posts?
     
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  10. Warrior1256

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    I don't know if he is doing it deliberately or not but I have revived old posts when it was a topic that interested me. I believe that you even commented on it once years ago Brother Glen, lol.
     
  11. Glen Cook

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    Indeed, but you stated around to talk.
     
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  12. Warrior1256

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    True.
     
  13. A Brother of Brothers

    A Brother of Brothers Registered User

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    No......... A woman can't be a Mason..... But you can be a Sister. Search the Scriptures
     
  14. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    Umm, the scriptures? They discuss masonry?

    As to whether women can be masons:


    Statement issued by UGLE – 10th March 1999


    There exist in England and Wales at least two Grand Lodges solely for women. Except that these bodies admit women, they are, so far as can be ascertained, otherwise regular in their practice. There is also one which admits both men and women to membership. They are not recognised by this Grand Lodge and intervisitation may not take place. There are, however, discussions from time to time with the women’s Grand Lodges on matters of mutual concern. Brethren are therefore free to explain to non-Masons, if asked, that Freemasonry is not confined to men(even though this Grand Lodge does not itself admit women). Further information about these bodies may be obtained by writing to the Grand Secretary.


    The Board is also aware that there exist other bodies not directly imitative of pure antient Masonry, but which by implication introduce Freemasonry, such as the Order of the Eastern Star. Membership of such bodies, attendance at their meetings, or participation in their ceremonies is incompatible with membership of this Grand Lodge.


    Grand Lodge Alpina has a similar view:

    Declaration

    The General Assembly of the Grand Lodge Alpina of Switzerland has adopted the following declaration with respect to Feminine Freemasonry in Switzerland as of 6th June 2009.

    In Consideration of the following Conclusions

    1 For quite a period of time and parallel to the GLSA, other Masonic organizations exist in Switzerland which do not work in a regular manner in line with the wording of our Constitution.

    2 As far as we can ascertain, apart from the fact that they admit women, feminine lodges practice a standard which would be close to the regularity according to the GLSA definition.

    3 The existence of these organizations has been documented by the GLSA, e.g. in articles about feminine freemasonry in the “Handbuch des Freimaurers”, published in 1999, as well as in articles on feminine freemasonry on the GLSA website.

    4 At various locations in Switzerland, collaboration has been established at Lodge level in the fields of charity, conferences as well as public events and for the mutual use of infrastructure.

    The Grand Lodge Alpina of Switzerland resolves as follows

    It acknowledges the existence of feminine freemasonry in Switzerland, with which however it does not have any formal relations, and with which visiting and the exchange of friendship ambassadors are excluded.

    3 It supports regular and informal contacts between GLSA and the Women’s Grand Lodge of Switzerland at the Executive Grand Lodge level and considers these to have a positive impact on freemansonry in Switzerland.

    It is open as to
    non-ritual contacts between GLSA lodges and feminine lodges for the purpose of collaboration in social, humanitarian, cultural and other reasonable fields.


    Article from GL British Columbia:

    http://freemasonry.bcy.ca/texts/women.html
     
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  15. A Brother of Brothers

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    SEARCH... The Scriptures
     
  16. A Brother of Brothers

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  17. A Brother of Brothers

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    What's the Greatest Light in Masonry? And... Can a Man call a Woman "Brother"?

     
  18. Glen Cook

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    I read the OT last year. I’ve finished the NT this year, as well as completing six Bible courses. So, I do search the scriptures. Now, you can reply directly to my question, but being coy is not well done.

    And, I’m informed the feminine masons do address each other as brother.
     
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  19. David612

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    Search and misappropriate are not synonyms.
     
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  20. Roy_

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    Some day, most do not. But it looks like we're feeding a troll.
     

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