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|Annulation de la reconnaissance de la Grande Loge de France par la Grande Loge du Minnesota.|
|Mise à l'index par les Grandes Loges Régulières nord-américaines qui ne la reconnaissaient plus, La Grande Loge du Minnesota est contrainte d'annuler sa reconnaissance de La Grande Loge de France. Voici l'édit pris par son Grand Maître en date du 13 juillet.|
Grand Lodge of Minnesota reverses itself
EDICT of the Grand Master
July 13, 2002
To all Grand Lodges of North America and the Nations of the World, and to the Masters, Officers and members of all Constituent Lodges of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A. M. of Minnesota :
Whereas The Grand Lodge of Minnesota at its 148th Annual Communication extended fraternal recognition to the Grand Lodge of France, and ;
Whereas The Grand Lodge of Minnesota has taken this action based upon our study and conviction of the regularity of the Grand Lodge of France and in deference to the application of the rule of territorial exclusivity deemed by us to no longer be a relevant test of regularity, and ;
Whereas Our actions have caused a number of sister jurisdictions to suspend recognition with the Grand Lodge of Minnesota in rigid conformity with the standards of the North American Conference of Grand Masters Committee on Information for Recognition, and ;
Whereas This has made impossible the visitation of our members in these jurisdictions, and ;
Whereas The Grand Lodge of Minnesota will host the North American Conference of Grand Masters in February, 2003 for their annual meeting, and ;
Whereas Meaningful change and discussion of this issue is best done in dialogue and consensus in the forum of this North American fraternal association ; now
Therefore Be it resolved that is it is my order to forthwith suspend our recognition of the Grand Lodge of France to the end that we may again enjoy the fraternal benefits of mutual recognition and visitation with all sister jurisdictions. Also, it is my intent to more properly discuss the standards and application of standards of regularity in this larger arena of discussion.
The Grand Lodge of Minnesota wishes to re-establish greater trust in the decisions and processes of the North American Conference of Grand Masters Committee on Information for Recognition. We also desire to promote the continued unity and amity of all North American jurisdictions. This action is therefore taken to encourage the process of meaningful dialogue and change.
Given under my hand this 13th day of July in the year 2002 at St. Paul,Minnesota
Signed : Rev. Terry L. Tilton, Grand Master
Attest: Douglas J. Campbell, Grand Secretary
An edict from the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Minnesota. Please assist the Grand Lodge of Minnesota in giving this document as broad a distribution as possible.
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Grand Lodge of Minnesota