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Article # 28
Edict of M.W.G.M of G.L of Minnesota

Author: Moderator and Sis. Betty    Posted on: Monday, July 15, 2002
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[We invite your attention to articles 11, 12 and 15,. regarding the Grand Lodge of Minnesota recognising the Grand Lodge of France and its aftermath. Certain developments took place, resulting in some Grand Lodges in U.S.A., suspending their recognition of the Grand Lodge of Minnesota. M.W.Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Minnesota has recently issued an Edict, withdrawing the recognition granted earlier. We are reproducing hereunder a copy of the Edict, which we have downloaded from the Website of the Grand Lodge of Minnesota. Sister Betty has forwarded a copy of the Edict. We thank her for the interest shown by her in our site and for being so thoughtful of us. We also acknowledge her efforts and contribution in this regard.

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Rev. Terry L. Tilton
Grand Master 2002-2003
Grand Lodge of Minnesota
200 East Plato Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN 55107-1618

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



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