Ancient Order of Hibernians

In America

Purpose of the Ancient Order of Hibernians

It is hereby declared and decreed that the purpose of this organization, the
Ancient Order of Hibernians in America, Inc., is:

1. To promote Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity.
2. To foster and sustain loyalty to our country and community.
3. To aid and advance, by all legitimate means, the aspirations and endeavors
of the Irish people for complete independence, promoting peace with justice
and unity for Ireland.
4. To foster the ideals and perpetuate the history and traditions of the
Irish people in the United States.
5. To promote Irish culture and language in America.
6. To encourage civic participation by our members.
7. To encourage and promote an equitable U.S. immigration laws for Ireland,
and to cooperate with other groups for a fair and just immigration policy in
the United States.
8. To accept and support, without prejudice, the concept of a free expression
of religious practice for all of the people of the world.

Membership in the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America, Inc. is confined
exclusively to practicing Roman Catholics of Irish birth or descent, who are
citizens, or who have declared their intention to become citizens, of the
United States, Canada, or any country of the Western Hemisphere.