BECOMING AN ASIAN FREEMASONS
We act as a group rather than individually so we like to create groups of equals. The small power of individuals become great power when they assemble into a group. We aim to grow together and polish our society’s abilities by interacting and exchanging information.
Basic membership requirements
Asian Freemasons (Hong Men) accept as members those who follow the way of heaven believe all men are created equal. We do not judge people by whether or not we like them but accept all who come to us.
However, there are certain requirements that must be met so people who join remain as associate members for a certain period after joining.
We do not accept people who are badly behaved, have psychological problems, have a criminal record, are selfish, are greedy, who break laws, are anti-social or who use the Hong Men name for criminal purposes. Any members who commit a crime, or act against the principles of the society after joining will be immediately expelled no matter what their title or how high their status is. If such acts are committed members will be expelled according to the society’s internal rules.
A person’s moral character is the basis we use in deciding whether or not to open the gates of the Hong Men to them. People who are accepted by us remain “family” members of the Hong Men for life.
If people sincerely wish to get rid of unnecessary wars, conflicts and disparitiest they must combine their forces and remain united.
We Hong Men Asian Freemasons aim for a united planet earth (one world) based on the principles of sharing, living in harmony, mutual help, universal love, economic development, honesty and social unity based on the principle of equality of people. The Hong Men spirit of loyalty becomes a major force aiming for peace. We Hong Men strive for world peace.
Here are some requirements for membership in the Japanese branch of the Hong Men.
1. Must be an adult male or female at least 18 years old
2. Must be gainfully employed
3. Must be a person of integrity
4. Must look out for his comrades
5. Must have personal strengths
6. Must join of their own free will
Our society is based on the principle that heaven and earth will show us the way. Upon entering the society members will go through a stately ceremony where they will swear upon an altar to support the unity of religions and look upon a borderless one world as if looking down from heaven (the universe) above.
Our society respects the individual religions, political stances and activities of our members but it goes without saying that as an international organization we remain neutral.
Our members are comprised of many races, many nations and many religions and avoid all prejudices in a spirit of brotherly love. We aim for a one world based on the principles of sharing, living in harmony, mutual help, universal love, economic development, honesty and social unity premised on equality of people.
We seek members (brothers and sisters) who in the spirit of chivalry, integrity and piety will work together for the sake of Japan’s future development. Within our group we will gather factions and individuals who get on well with each other to work in a spirit of friendly competition to make Japan and Asia healthy and part of a one world in peace and harmony. That is our stated goal.