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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

2021 World Conference of Regular Masonic Grand Lodges Opens Today in Berlin



by Christopher Hodapp

The World Conference of Regular Grand Lodges is opening today in Berlin. This four-day gathering of Masons from all over the world is being sponsored this year by the five United Grand Lodges of Germany.

The agenda includes:

Main Keynote Presentations:

Christoph Bosbach: Freemasonry needs future – future needs freemasonry?

Karl-Heinz Land: Stagnation as an accelerator – Covid-19 as a necessary creative destruction? 

Ranko Vujacic: Freemasonry and the 21st century

A. Kabèlè Camara: Freemasonry – an alternative to understand the world

Arthur Bill Beardmore: To Do or not to Be – Adapting to Life in a Changing Society

Iskren Yotov: The perspectives of Freemasonry in Eastern Europe

Radu Balanescu: The importance of maintaining and respecting the old landmarks of freemasonry in the context of a dynamic development of technology and the increasing needs of communication

Antje Hansen: Reflections by a free woman on the tradition and future of Freemasonry

Translations will be done in the main needed languages.

BreakOut Sessions:

Deadlock & Stagnancy as Catalyst & Accelerator --> Covid 19 as necessary & creative Disruption

Digitalization in Freemasonry --> Future of a virtual Freemasonry?

Adapting to Life in a Changing Society

The global Future: Do we need new Ethics?

Opening up to Society --> Where is the line?

The Conference will conclude on Saturday night. On Sunday, November 21st, the official installation of the Grand Master and officers will take place.

For more information, see the event website in both German and English at: https://www.freimaurer.org/wcrmgl

Germany's Masonic governing structure is unique in the fraternity. More than 16,500 German Freemasons are organized into five different grand lodges that cooperate under the banner of the United Grand Lodges of Germany. In total, there are currently around 500 craft lodges in Germany that are chartered by these five grand lodges.

2 comments:

  1. In 1973 the international lodge "Kosmos"-Bad Godesberg, was founded by 2 diplomats,the Argentinian F.Fried and the Belgian R.Martin.The intervention of the Grand master of the United Grand Lodges of Germany was necessary to overcome the opposition of a Grand Lodge with international ambitions.

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  2. Pleasantly, some functions are being held in masonic buildings. These conferences are often in (yet another) hotel meeting room.

    Sadly, little turn out from the US.
    Utah
    New York
    North Carolina
    California
    PHA California (observer)
    Kansas
    D,C.
    Connecticut (observer)

    Glen Cook

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