奧蘭治兄弟會

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忠誠奧蘭治機構
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奧蘭治兄弟會的旗幟,包含橙色底、代表威廉派英语Williamite的紫星、以及圣乔治十字
原名 Loyal Orange Institution
紀念 奥兰治的威廉国王
成立時間 1795年
創始地 阿馬郡罗夫加尔英语Loughgall
類型 兄弟會英语Fraternal order
總部 北爱尔兰贝尔法斯特
地點
爱德华·史蒂文森英语Edward Stevenson (Orange Order)

奧蘭治兄弟會(Orange Order),正式名稱忠誠奧蘭治機構(Loyal Orange Institution),是一個國際新教兄弟會英语Fraternal order組織,主要在北愛爾蘭活躍,此外在蘇格蘭英聯邦美國多哥共和國也有活動[1][2]。在政治上,奧蘭治聯盟是一個保守派集團[3][4],支持英国联合主义英语Unionism in the United Kingdom阿爾斯特忠誠主義,在2014年苏格兰独立公投中支持反对独立一方[5]

參考資料[编辑]

  1. ^ Benedetto, Robert; McKim, Donald K. Historical Dictionary of the Reformed Churches. Scarecrow Press. 6 October 2009: 353. ISBN 9780810870239. Most of the organization's lodges are located in Northern Ireland, England, and Scotland, although others can be found throughout the British Commonwealth, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Africa. The lodges of every country are independent, but the Orange Order meets in a triennial world council. 
  2. ^ Welcome to the Grand Orange Lodge. Orange Order. [15 May 2013]. We are a Protestant fraternity with members throughout the world. Autonomous Grand Lodges are found in Scotland, England, the United States of America, West Africa, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. 
  3. ^ Unionist Forum statement. Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland. 9 January 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
  4. ^ Twelfth Resolutions 2013. Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Scottish independence: Orange Lodge registers to campaign for a 'No' vote". BBC News. 25 June 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2014.