Freemasonry: The biggest storm of the last 100 years to reach the east coast of the United States of America

Monday, 29 October 2012

Washington, United States of America. The biggest storm of the last 100 years to reach the east coast of the United States in about an hour. Over 400,000 people were evacuated and about 50-60 million people will be affected by this natural phenomenon.



17 states and the Federal District of Columbia will be affected by Hurricane Sandy starting from today. The 18 Masonic jurisdictions are inhabited by around 700,000 Freemasons. This week has been suspended a number of Masonic meetings.

ILEC's First National Congress

Buenos Aires, Argentina. During 29-31 October 2012, the Secular Institute for Contemporary Studies (ILEC) will organize its 1st National Congress and all members of the Grand Lodge of Argentina are invited to participate.


Grand Orient of Goias celebrates today 55 years

Friday, 26 October 2012

Goiânia, Brazil. More than half a century ago, Brazil witnessed the birth of the Grand Orient of Goias, today one of the most important branches of the Grand Orient of Brazil. After half a century, GOEG became a landmark of the Grand Orient of Brazil, thanks to the innovative spirit of its Grand Masters, starting with Gabriel Nasseri and continuing with Euripides Barbosa Nunes, who was unanimously proposed for the office of Deputy Grand Master of GOB.


A Masonic document signed by Garibaldi confirms the presence of women in Freemasonry

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Cosenza, Italy. The document will be presented to the public Saturday for the first time in the city of Cosenza. It is a rare historical document, signed by Garibaldi and referring to the initiation of women into Freemasonry in 1867.


In France appears a new Grand Lodge, following GLNF's turmoil

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Paris, France. This is not the first and probably not the last Grand Lodge that appears in France as a result of disagreements persisting within the GLNF. On September 2012 was founded the Independent Grand Lodge of France, an organization that aims to achieve international recognition of the Regular Grand Lodges.


Grand Secretaries and Chancellors of Europe: social network should always be considered as a mean of communication with society

Edinburgh, United Kingdom. As part of the 23rd Conference of Grand Secretaries and Chancellors of Europe, an event which was hosted this year by the Grand Lodge of Scotland was discussed and the emergence of social networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and how we use them to communicate with society. The overall conclusion was that a social network should always be considered as a mean of communication with society.



The next conference will take place in Rome in 2013 under the auspices of the Grand Orient of Italy, and in 2014 will be organized by the United Grand Lodge of England.

Euripides Barbosa Nunes for the office of Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Brazil

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Goiânia, Brazil. Brother Euripides Barbosa Nunes was unanimously elected to be part of the Grand Orient of Brazil team as Deputy Grand Master. GOB is the largest Masonic Obedience in Latin America, totaling around 60,000 Brethren.



APMR's Secretary-General expressed in a letter sent last night, his full support for the Grand Master of the Grand Orient of the State of Goias, stating that his initiatives are an example for the entire Brazilian Masonic community and that are good enough to be exported in other countries around the world, referring to the Masonic anti-drug project.

TV 5 announces the centenary of the Grand Lodge of the Philippines

Manila, Philippines. TV5 channel announced during a show the celebrations of the centenary of the Grand Lodge of the Philippines which are to be held in the near future. At the show were invited several members of the Grand Lodge to talk about the events that will take place to mark this important Masonic event in the country.


Mario Dotta Ostria published a new book in which he talks about Freemasons

Asuncion, Paraguay. Friday, October 19, 2012 saw the launch of "Oligarquías, Militares y Masones - La Guerra contra el Paraguay y la Consolidación de las Asimetrías Regionales" the book of the prestigious writer Mario Dotta Ostria. The event took place in the Cultural Center of the Central Bank of Paraguay. The event was attended by several national authorities and representatives of Freemasonry.


Paraguay's IMC reunion | photos





The Symbolic Grand Lodge of Paraguay inaugurates Paraguay's first Masonic monument

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Asuncion, Paraguay. Today at 8:30 AM will take place the inauguration ceremony of the first Masonic monument in Paraguay. The ceremony is part of the celebrations which are held with the occasion of the 35th Annual Meeting of the 6th Area of the Inter-American Masonic Confederation taking place these days in Asuncion under the auspices of the Symbolic Grand Lodge of Paraguay.



The ceremony will be led by Grand Master Euclides Acevedo and the monument is located in front of Silvio Pettirossi International Airport. The monument was built by Pitágoras #17 Lodge and with the support of GLSP. The Masonic monument commemorates the bicentennial independence of Paraguay and illustrious Freemasons of the country such as General Bernardino Caballero and Marshal Jose Felix Estigarribia.


Grand Secretaries and Chancellors of Europe gather in Edinburgh

Friday, 12 October 2012

Edinburgh, United Kingdom. During12 to 14 October 2012, the Grand Secretaries and Chancellors of the European Grand Lodges meet in Scotland for the Conference of Grand Secretaries and Chancellors of Europe.


Federico Franco, President of Paraguay will be chairing the opening ceremony of the 6th Area of the Inter-American Masonic Confederation

Asuncion, Paraguay. Today at 15:00 will take place the opening ceremony of the 35th Annual Meeting of the 6th Area of the Inter-American Masonic Confederation. The ceremony will be chaired by the President of Paraguay, Federico Franco.



At the event coordinated by Raul Pintos Grassi, Grand Chancellor of the Symbolic Grand Lodge of Paraguay will participate delegations from Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Chile, Ururguay, Bolivia, Peru and Brazil.




Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Armenia

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Yerevan, Armenia. From 9 to 12 October 2012 will be held the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Armenia. The Grand Lodge this year celebrated its first decade of existence. During October 9 to 11 will take place the ordinary sessions of Lodges (working in Armenian, Russian, English, French and Romanian). The Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of October 12 will be led by Grand Master Armen Simonian.



Between October 13 to 14 ceremonies will continue with the meeting of the Supreme Council of Armenia, informs the Grand Secretary David B. Akopian.

Former President of the Inter-American Masonic Confederation was appointed president of the Professional National Council of Economics by the President of Colombia

Bogota, Colombia. The Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Colombia, Brother Jorge Valencia Jaramillo was appointed by the President of Colombia, Dr Juan Manuel Santos Calderon as his delegate in the Professional National Council of Economics.


Meeting of Physicians Masons of Brazil

Monday, 8 October 2012

Brasilia, Brazil. On 6 October was held the first meeting of Physicians Masons of Brazil. On this occasion, several topics were discussed such as: conducting a national database of all Freemasons doctors in the country (regular and irregular) and implementing a health plan for Freemasons and their families.

Tore Evensen is the new Grand Master of Norway

Friday, 5 October 2012

Oslo, Norway. Ivar A. Skar was replaced as Grand Master of Norway by Brother Tore Evensen (69 years). Evensen is a member of the Masonic Order for over 40 years and during his life he held several important offices in the Grand Lodge, including that of  Grand Standard Bearer.



Tore Evensen was initiated in St. Halvard Lodge in Hamar where he held several offices, and today is a member of St. Torfinn Lodge. The installation ceremony will take place on from 18 to 20 October 2012.

Freemasons of Ghana helped renovating a high school

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Tarkwa, Ghana. The District Grand Lodge of Ghana (UGLE jurisdiction) helped renovating the local high school. Brother William Husunukpe told for the local press that philanthropy is one of the aims of Freemasonry. In addition, other donations were made for the Catholic Vocational Institute.



The international conference "The Power of Mind" marks the 40th anniversary of the first report of the Club of Rome

Bucharest, Romania. At this time take place the international conference "The Power of Mind" which marks the 40th anniversary of the first report of the Club of Rome. The event is attended by members of the Club of Rome from around the world and personalities from Romania, headed by Governor Mugur Isarescu.




The conference is comprised of four sessions:

1. "Limits to Growth" and "2052 - A Global Forecast for the Next 40 Years"
2. Humankind and Nature - Building Relationships in the 21st century
3. The Future of the International Banking System
4. Changing to Sustainable Pathways, the Scope for Reform and Scale


APMR's Secretary-General decreed three days of mourning

Monday, 1 October 2012

Bucharest, Romania. The Secretary-General of APMR decreed three days of mourning as a sign of appreciation and respect for one of the closest collaborators of our institution. The decree takes effect from 1 October until 3 October 2012.


The General Assembly of the Club of Rome takes place in Romania

Bucharest, Romania. For the first time the General Assembly of the Club of Rome is held in Bucharest. Starting tomorrow and until Tuesday, members from around the world will attend a series of conferences and private meetings. Today at 3.30 p.m. (at the headquarters of the National Bank of Romania) will be held a press conference chaired by Governor Mugur Isarescu.


 
 
 

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