Pointers: Masonry for Women and Co-Masonry
Web-master's note: Although the "regular" grand
lodges of the world will not recognize "mixed" Co-Masonry or Women's
Masonry in a formal way, there is, in some countries, an accomodation or
acknowledgement that some of these groups are proceeding in a Masonic
spirit, according to the same ideals, and sometimes even using the same
working lectures and other ritual. More than one grand lodge
public-relations office maintains a ready list of contacts for women's
Masonic bodies in their area. The author of this page makes no claims
of "regularity" for any of the groups listed here, nor insists on the
correctness of any group's policies of recognition. All those working
toward the Masonic ideals of Fraternal Love, Relief, Truth, Freedom of
Conscience, etc. deserve respect on that basis at least. Further light
may illuminate a wiser path through our differences of practice and
opinion. In the meantime, these pointers are offered for the benefit of
all those who wish to serve their fellow men and women in the spirit of
fraternal love symbolized by our Square and Compasses.
Please note that several sites about Women's Freemasonry
have recently disappeared from web-space. I will update these listings
as best I can. If you know of other verified web-sites on this
topic, please let me know.
- The Honourable
Fraternity of Ancient Freemasons (women-only) can also be reached at
402 Finchley Road, Childs Hill, London NW2 2HR. Tel: 020.7443.5268
- Order of Women
Freemasons is “the oldest and largest Masonic organisation for
women in the UK and works on the lines of regular male
- A summary of Women in Freemasonry by the Grand Lodge of
British Columbia and Yukon, with a list of links. (Some of their links
may also be out-dated.)
Co-Masonry under the auspices of the American Federation of Human
Rights, P. O. Box 70 Larkspur Colorado 80118, tel: +1-303-681-2028
- The Eastern Order of
International Co-Freemasonry -- a worldwide body of both men and
women Freemasons, who together work the traditional rites of Freemasonry
with a conscious awareness of their spiritual content.
- Women's Grand
Lodge of Belgium
Freemasonry - USA The official web site of the four US Women's
Lodges chartered by the Women's Grand Lodge of Belgium, with information
about the history of women's Freemasonry, as well as about each
- George Washington Union, “A fairly new
Obedience in the USA, under the auspices of the Grand Orient of France.
This Obedience accepts men and women.”
- Le Droit Humain
- The International Order of Co-Freemasonry (IOCF), known as "Le Droit Humain",
was founded in Paris in 1893, and is the oldest Masonic organization
admitting women and men equally.
- The American
Federation of the IOCF, is the US branch of Le Droit Humain,
introduced to America in 1904.
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