SPES MEA IN DEO EST
"My Hope Is In God"
The Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry is, above all else, an educational institution. We seek not to teach men the truth but, instead, a way to the truth. Each must find the truth for himself. The degrees of the Scottish Rite do not teach specific lessons. Rather, they give parallel examples from earlier cultures, raise questions and challenge us to think.
Freemasonry, in each of its branches, is a journey of self-discovery and self-development. We seek only to be a guide, teaching the common ground of various philosophical and religious approaches to belief, in order that men might be more united in their standards of right and wrong and in their understanding of the reality of God.
The Mission of the Scottish Rite, S.J.
To improve it's members and enhance the communities in which they live
by teaching and emulating the Principles of
Brotherly Love, Tolerance, Charity and Truth,
while actively embracing high social, moral and spiritual values,
including fellowship, compassion
and dedication to God, family and country.
The Scottish Rite Creed
The cause of human progress is our cause,
the enfranchisement of human thought our supreme wish,
the freedom of human conscience our mission,
and the guarantee of equal rights to all peoples everywhere,
the end of our contention.