National Council of Churches in the Philippines

National Council of Churches in the Philippines
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The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) (Tagalog: Sanguniang Pambansa ng mga Simbahan sa Pilipinas) is a fellowship of ten mainline Protestant and non-Roman Catholic denominations, and ten service-oriented organizations in the Philippines. It represents close to twelve million 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. It is member of the World Council of Churches and the Christian Conference of Asia.

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History and structure

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 organized 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 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

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

Emblem / Flag Member Church Name[3]
Accemblem.jpg Apostolic Catholic Church (ACC)
Christ Centered Church (CCC)
Convention of Philippine Baptist Churches (CPBC)
Episcopalphils.jpg Episcopal Church of the Philippines (ECP)
IEMELIF.jpg Iglesia Evangelica Metodista En Las Islas Filipinas (IEMELIF)
(Evangelical Methodist Church in the Philippines)
Logo ifi white.jpg Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI) (Philippine Independent Church-PIC)
Iglesia Unida Ekyumenikal (UNIDA)
Lutheran Church in the Philippines (LCP)
Standard of the Salvation Army.svg The Salvation Army (TSA)
Logo of the United Methodist Church.svg
The United Methodist Church of the Philippines (UMC)
UCCP.jpg United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP)

List of associate members

  • 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) Philippine Bible Society
  • Student Christian Movement of the Philippines (SCMP)
  • Union Church of Manila (UCM)

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