Shriners believe in God and that He created man to serve His purposes, among which is service
to others in His name.
We believe that care for the less fortunate, especially children who suffer from burns and crippling
disease, is our institutional calling.
We are patriots, each willing to serve his country with fidelity and courage. We cherish independence
under law and freedom with responsibility.
As individuals we pledge ourselves to integrity, virtue and nobility of character. Our intentions will be
honorable, our relationships will be trustworthy and our spirits forgiving of each other.
As brothers we offer each other fraternal affection and respect. Together we will support each other in
adherence to this creed, so that we and our communities will be better because of our fraternity
and its principles.
As shriners we look beyond ourselves to serve the needs of others, especially children who cannot help
themselves. We believe Shriners Hospitals to be the world’s greatest philanthropy and we covenant
with each other to support its “temples of mercy” with spirit, time, talent and means.