M4

 

The Marshall Masonic Military Model

 

The Problem:

Currently some Masonic Grand Lodges have not met the needs of all masons, and often pursue policies of self segregation.

Grand Lodges & Lodges of Caucasian, Afro-American, Hispanic & Female Masonry have not yet opened diplomatic relations

between themselves.

Grand Lodges continue to seek representation of Freemasonry in the military even with these exclusionary practices.

As a result; some Commanders have restricted or banned the practice of Freemasonry from their bases.

Just recently, a charter issued by the Grand Lodge of North Caroline for soldiers in Iraq was returned.

 

The Solution:

 

Bro. & Col. Jeff Marshall, while serving in Bosnia 1n 2000, introduced what has become known as the “M4 “or

“The Marshall Masonic Military Model”.

 

M4:

The meetings were simply called, “a Masonic Study Club”.

The Club was deemed “an open meeting”

[In Masonic terms this allows anyone to attend, including those without diplomatic ties & even non-masons]

The format of the meeting was in the form of a Masonic table Lodge.

Masonic education was plentiful and the camaraderie high!