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PHOTO OF THE DAY
Eve Arnold, School for non-violence, Virginia, 1960 © Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, School for non-violence, Virginia, 1960 © Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos

Freemasonry is the world’s oldest, largest fraternity. Its members convene regularly, at lodges in fifty states and dozens of countries around the world. They contribute hundreds of millions of dollars to charities every year. Their singular purpose is “to make good men better.”
However, the Masonic culture is in decline, and its dwindling membership is now burdened with large, aging buildings that are expensive to maintain. The order’s long standing shroud of secrecy has led many outsiders to see it as a cult performing strange rituals behind closed doors. As a result, the Freemasons are struggling to recruit the next generation of members.
Freemasonry, along with its simpler, more personal, more connected way of living, is on the brink of extinction.