Our Core Values
For Freemasons, there are four important values that help define their path through life: Integrity, Friendship, Respect and Charity. In today’s world filled with uncertainty, these principles ring as true as they have at any point in the organization’s history.
Building Good People
Freemasons are focused on building themselves as people of integrity and membership provides the structure to help achieve that goal.
Freemasonry provides the common foundation for friendships between members, many of which will last for life.
Freemasonry brings people together irrespective of their race, religion or any other perceived differences that can divide us as a society.
Kindness and charitable giving are deeply ingrained within the principles of Freemasonry and the organization provides the structure for members to make positive contributions to their communities and various causes.
The Most Worshipful
Prince Grand Hall
September 16, 1856
The purpose of Prince Hall Freemasonry in the Jurisdiction of Indiana is to be a relevant, pre-eminent fraternity, committed to attracting, developing and retaining men of high quality who strive for self-improvement and the opportunity to serve others. We will demonstrate the highest moral behavior built on time-honored principles, rules, and guides thereby setting the standard of conduct for future generations and providing the vehicle to make good men better.
“Freemasonry is a fraternity of brothers who share one common goal: to help each other become better men. We strengthen and improve our character by learning and practicing basic virtues of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.
Our principles extend far beyond our interactions with each other, and we strive to apply them to our daily lives. All who join Freemasonry must declare their belief in the existence of a Supreme Being and practice their own personal faith. But, it is important to note that the fraternity is neither a religion nor a place to worship. Rather, it is a place where men of all monotheistic creeds can meet and focus on the great truths of peaceful human interaction that are common to all religions.”
By the exercise of Brotherly Love, we are taught to regard the whole human species as one family. On this principle, Masonry unites men of every country, sect, and opinion, and conciliates true friendship among those who might otherwise have remained at a perpetual distance.
To relieve the distressed is a duty incumbent on all men, but particularly on Masons, who are linked together by an indissoluble chain of sincere affection. To soothe the unhappy and to restore peace to their troubled minds is the great aim we have in view. On this basis, we form our friendships and establish our connections.
Truth is a divine attribute and the foundation of every virtue. To be good and true is the first lesson we are taught in Masonry. On this theme, we contemplate and by its dictates endeavor to regulate our conduct. While influenced by this principle, sincerity and plain-dealing distinguish us.
The Purpose of Prince Hall Freemasonry in the Jurisdiction of Indiana is to be a relevant, preeminent fraternity, committed to attracting, developing, and retaining men of high quality who strive for self-improvement and the opportunity to serve others.
P.O. Box 26104
Indianapolis, IN 46226