Should Freemasons Carry An Emergency Contact Card? An Opinion Piece by John Barns Graham
October 21st, 2017 3:22 pm
One of the major tenets of Freemasonry is almoning. The care of one's brother. It was therefore very distressing to learn of a case where all our good attintentions can come to naught.

John Barns Graham says “One of the major tenets of Freemasonry is almoning. The care of one’s brother. It was therefore very distressing to learn of a case where all our good intentions can come to naught”.

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Whither Are You Directing Your Course? An Opinion Piece from John Barker
October 21st, 2017 2:31 pm
"For more than fifty years I have pondered about the future of our organisation whilst reading the edicts and opinions of our senior members when discussing matters that make us who we are. It is so easy to continue on enjoying what we have become used to so many years ago .However, it surely is apparent that we, as an organisation, have failed to address short comings that have, and are, steadily steering us on a course that is not conducive with growth".

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Restructure for Survival - An Opinion Piece from Derrick Crosby PDGDC
April 17th, 2017 4:10 pm
In this interesting opinion piece Derrick explores the concept of a District Lodge where the District Grand Master is the Master of the Lodge.

Given the length of the item it is best to read it by clicking here.

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Have a read and then let Derrick know what you think by adding a comment.

Remember... play the ball not the man.
The Future for Freemasonry in New Zealand - An Opinion from Russell Pratt, PGS Kapiti-Wellington District
November 26th, 2016 3:38 pm
Important Note: The views expressed in this opinion piece are solely those of the author in his private capacity and do not in any way represent the views of the Grand Lodge of New Zealand or the Board of General Purposes.

Are you beginning to think that Freemasonry has reached the end of the road in New Zealand? Are you disheartened with the increasing number of able-bodied men who are resigning from the Craft?

This opinion piece explores some of the reasons why Freewmasonry may have ended up in its current state and provides a number of thought-provoking ideas on things we can do to reverse the trend.

The piece runs into several pages - so read it by clicking here in the first instance.

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