Objectives and values of Freemasonry

The seat of the lodges, their chairpersons and their statutes are known, their writings and descriptions of rituals of Freemasonry are open to everyone in libraries and archives the bulk of Masonic values derives from the age of Enlightenment. Shown below as five cornerstones of Freemasonry:

Freedom, equality, fraternity, tolerance and humanity. These are the goals and values of Freemasonry.

Freedom is to be realized through the freedom of oppression and exploitation as a basic requirement of freedom of mind and individual realization. Equality means equality of people without class differences and equality before the law. Brotherhood is realized through security, trust, care, shared responsibility and understanding with and among themselves. Tolerance is lived through active listening and understanding of other opinions. Humanity encompasses the sum of all the previous four pillars and is symbolized by the "Temple of Humanity" in which Freemasons work.

The goal of Freemasonry is to live these principles in everyday life in order to promote the human good in the world. In the Masonic sense, humanity means the doctrine of the dignity of the human being in the lodges, Freemasons therefore see in their work of all socially dependent differences, the human being is the focus.