Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Conference: Can Freemasonry be Secular?


Members of the Grand Orient of France operating in Britain are holding a London conference on Saturday, February 2nd on a topic that has been discussed here: Can Freemasonry be Secular?

‘Priest-wrought and law-protected’? Approaches to the History of Secularism and Laïcité in Great Britain by Dr Andrew Prescott, Founding Director of the Centre for Research into Freemasonry at the University of Sheffield, and now currently Librarian and Director of the Roderic Bowen Research Centre at the University of Wales Lampeter.

History of Belgium's Freemasonry Progress and Secularism by Jeffrey Tyssens. author of 'La Sagesse dans l’Allégresse. Deux siècles de franc-maçonnerie à Gand et à Anvers' (2003) and 'Les Trésors du Temple. Le Musée belge de la Franc-maçonnerie' (2006), and director of the Interdisciplinary Research Group Freemasonry at Brussels University.

The social impact of French Freemasonry over three centuries: a global approach by Pierre Mollier, editor of the Masonic historical journal Renaissance Traditionnelle and deputy general-secretary of Institut d’Etudes et de Recherches Maçonniques (IDERM), the French academic centre for Masonic researches.

Saturday 2nd February, 10am to 12pm at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL (Holburn Tube Station)

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