National Council of Churches in the Philippines

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The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) (Tagalog: Sangguniáng Pambansâ ng mga Simbahan sa Pilipinas) is a fellowship of ten mainline Protestant and non-Non-Catholic denominations, and ten service-oriented organizations in the Philippines. A member of the World Council of Churches and the Christian Conference of Asia, the NCCP represents close to twelve million Protestant adherents. Advocacy for environmental protection and against large-scale mining are part of its core mission.[1] Christian organizations other than churches may be received as associate members.

History and structure[edit]

The NCCP was established in 1963. Its forerunners include the Philippine Federation of Christian Churches in 1949; the Philippine Federation of Evangelical Churches in 1939; the National Christian Council in 1929; the Evangelical Union in 1901; and the Missionary Alliance in 1900.[citation needed]

It is currently organised in ten regional ecumenical councils:[2]

  • Cordillera
  • Cagayan Valley
  • Pangasinan-Ilocos-La Union-Abra
  • Romblon-Mindoro
  • Palawan
  • Western Visayas
  • Eastern Visayas
  • Cotabato
  • Misamis Oriental-Camiguin-Butuan-Lanao
  • Basilan-Zamboanga-Misamis Occidental Regional Ecumenical Council

The NCCP headquarters is located at 879 Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City, 1104 Philippines. Its Secretary-General is the Rev. Fr. Rex Reyes of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines.

Vision and mission[edit]

Vision

Life in all its Fullness is what Jesus Christ lived and died for. NCCP envisions this life in a just, egalitarian, self-reliant, and sustainable society.[citation needed]

Mission

Our faith and vision move us to be an ecumenical fellowship of churches, be a channel for united witness and common action, by being in solidarity with the people in the struggle for justice, peace and the integrity of creation.[citation needed]

List of member churches[edit]

Arms/Seal
Member Church[3]
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Apostolic Catholic Church (ACC)
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Convention of Philippine Baptist Churches (CPBC)
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Episcopal Church in the Philippines (ECP)
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Iglesia Evangelica Metodista en las Islas Filipinas (IEMELIF)
(Evangelical Methodist Church in the Philippine Islands)
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Iglesia Filipina Independiente
(IFI; Philippine Independent Church; PIC)
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Iglesia Unida Ekyumenikal
(UNIDA; United Ecumenical Church)
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Lutheran Church in the Philippines (LCP)
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The Salvation Army (TSA)
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The United Methodist Church of the Philippines (UMC)
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United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP)

List of associate members[edit]

  • Association of Christian Schools, Colleges and Universities (ACSCU)
  • Consortium of Christian Organizations in Rurban Development (CONCORD)
  • Ecumenical Church Loan Fund, Inc. (ECLOP)
  • Kaisahang Buhay Foundation (KBF)
  • Manila Community Services, Inc. (MCSI)
  • Lingap Pangkabataan, Inc. (LPI)
  • Philippine Bible Society (PBS)
  • Student Christian Movement of the Philippines (SCMP)
  • Union Church of Manila (UCM)

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