Membership in a Masonic Lodge is open to men 21 years of age or older, without regard to race or religion. Those accepted for membership must be of good character and reputation, and they must believe in a Supreme Being and the immortality of the Soul.
Freemasonry welcomes men from every religious denomination or creed, requiring only that they affirm their belief in a Supreme Being, and that they are of high moral character and are good citizens. Masonic Lodges are non-denominational and non-political. Political and religious discussions are not permitted in Lodges.
Masonry is no substitute for church or religion. The Fraternity urges its members to practice their own particular religious beliefs.