Despite the fact that Freemasonry constitutes the depository of ideals unaffected by time or current popularity, it is always progressive and faces the challenge of important changes that are taking place in contemporary reality. As a consequence of the advances in Science and Technology, a great variety of differences have occurred which alter the practices used in the social and economic environment.
Today all things seem to be in a transient stage or at an evolutionary turning point, changes are occurring with such speed that imbalances are created which in turn appear in the form of crisis in society, the economy, the environment and human relations with severe and harmful results. These results take the form of war, poverty, and a rise of criminality, which lead people that cannot cope with the great changes to despair and bring about mistrust among nations and international terrorism.
However, in difficult times, conditions that lead to understanding and acceptance progressively mature not only between social partners -so that the common good is pursued- but also between states, taking the form of the collaboration of populations for the maintenance of stability and peace.
At the same time, the revolution of information technology helps different people from different countries to communicate more easily with each other and this empowers the creation of a better understanding. Even the international Mass Media, despite their unfavorable influences, help in the acceptance and consolidation of national traditions, while they also lead to the creation of completed international institutions and models that possibly prepare the Dawn of a new Civilization and Culture.