International Secretariat of the Masonic Adogmatic Powers

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The International Secretariat of the Masonic Adogmatic Powers (ISMAP) (French: Secrétariat international Maçonnique des Puissances Adogmatiques (SIMPA)) is an international organization of Masonic jurisdictions of masonic lodges. The jurisdictions involved are considered irregular by the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) and most other Anglo-Saxon Grand Lodges, because they accept women, or do not require Masons to have a belief in a Supreme Being.

History[edit]

The organization was founded on December 26, 1998[1] in Brussels, Belgium. The organization was founded after the Grand Orient de France and the Grand Orient of Belgium left CLIPSAS.[2]

Membership[edit]

SIMPA members as of 2000:[2] Europe & Asia (17):

  • Grand Orient de Belgique
  • Grande Loge de Belgique
  • Grande Loge Féminine de Belgique
  • Grand Orient de France
  • Grande Loge de Memphis-Misraïm (France)
  • Grande Loge Féminine de Memphis-Misraïm (France)
  • Grande Loge Mixte Universelle (France)
  • Fédération française du Droit Humain (France)
  • Sérénissime Grand Orient de Grèce
  • Grand Orient de Hongrie
  • Gran Loggia d’Italia ALAM
  • Grand Orient de Luxembourg
  • Grand Orient de Pologne (Poland)
  • Gran Logia Simbolica Española
  • Grand Orient de Suisse
  • Grande Loge Féminine de Suisse
  • Grande Loge Maçonnique de Turquie

Americas:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clipsas and similar Masonic organizations
  2. ^ a b Pope, Tony; Liberal and Adogmatic Grand Lodges At a perpetual distance: Liberal and Adogmatic Grand Lodges (Presented to Waikato Lodge of Research No 445 at Rotorua, New Zealand, on 9 November 2004, as the annual Verrall Lecture, and subsequently published in the Transactions of the lodge, vol 14 #1, March 2005) - as reproduced at Peitre-Stones Review of Freemasonry.