Explanation of the name
Universal White Brotherhood
This name brings questions on regular basis from
people who associate the term “White” with a racist
connotation. The associated two terms “Universal” and “Brotherhood” should
clear all ambiguities on the subject.
“Brotherhood” means that the teachings are offered
to the entire community of human beings living on the planet
whose destiny is to live together as children of the same creator:
“White” this term must be understood symbolically.
It refers to the white light, the highest spiritual symbol, which
is the synthesis of all colors (like all the different colors
reflected through a prism). Colors that the mystic tradition
considers being the manifestations of the soul’s virtues.
Extract of article 1 of the statutes of the association Fraternité Blanche
“in the name ‘Universal White Brotherhood’ the
term “white” does not in any manner refer to the
color of a particular race.
Just like the white color is the synthesis of all the colors,
the idea of “Universal White Brotherhood”, which
is immaterial, encompasses all human beings without exception.
It invites the realiazation of a fraternal, harmonious life on
the entire planet, respecting each race, each religion, each
“Universal”: the psychic structure of human beings,
who are created in the image of God, enables them to rise and
expand their consciousness until it reaches a universal concept
Therefore, the name “Universal White Brotherhood” represents
in itself a program. Its teaching is basically a psychology and
a pedagogy allowing people to do a work on themselves and, thanks
to this work, to feel that they are truly becoming brothers and
sisters, sons and daughters of God, and conscious inhabitants of
this immense dwelling that is the universe.
The religion of Christ adapted
for this epoch.
November 1 st, 2002
|“People who work with the principles of Christ, principles
that are eternal and unchangeable, belong to the true Universal
White Brotherhood. They destroy nothing, they do not bring a new
religion, but they do abandon forms that have lost their meaning
over the centuries. People who cling on to form prove only they
have not understood the principles. They imagine that the form
will save them. Well no, because in form, we go to sleep. If we
want to progress we must not rely on forms so much but work with
principles instead. In its second epistle to the Corinthians, St.
Paul wrote: ‘…for the letter kills but the Spirit
gives life’. Laziness makes people cling on to the letter,
on the form. The Spirit periodically breaks the forms to renew
them, because it no longer recognizes itself in them. The Universal
White Brotherhood is not, therefore, a new religion, it is the
religion of Christ, but presented in a different form, appropriate
to our times.”
Fraternity and collectivity
April 29, 2001
|“To be collective does not necessarily mean to be fraternal.
A community is still not a fraternity. A community is a gathering
of people who may have no bond between them. Villages, cities are
communities, of course, but do the people who live there know each
other, love each other and work consciously with love for one another?
No, most of them live without being aware of the existence of bonds
that should unite them; so they still do not make up a fraternity.
A fraternity is a community that has an open and luminous mind,
made up of close member who work not only for one another but also
for the whole world. A true fraternity is a community that manifests
a universal consciousness.”