Centre de Liaison et d'Information des Puissances maçonniques Signataires de l'Appel de Strasbourg

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The Centre of Liaison and Information of Masonic Powers Signatories of Strasbourg Appeal (French: Centre de Liaison et d'Information des Puissances maçonniques Signataires de l'Appel de Strasbourg) or CLIPSAS is an international group of Masonic Grand Orients and Grand Lodges that adhere to Continental Freemasonry and signed the Strasbourg Appeal.[1] Members include the Grand Orient de France, the Grand Orient of Belgium and the Grand Lodge of Italy, of which the first two left the group between 2000-2010.[2][3]

Since 2011 it has had Special Consultative Status at the UNESCO[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CLIPSAS, The Strasbourg Appeal, accessed 8 January 2015
  2. ^ Pope, Tony; 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 Pietre-Stones Review of Freemasonry.
  3. ^ CLIPSAS membership list, accessed 8 January 2015
  4. ^ Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations Recommends Special Consultative Status for Eight Civil Society Groups, Postpones Consideration of 19 Applications, ECOSOC/6458, NGO/712, 2 February 2011, United Nations Department of Public Information, News and Media Division, New York