National Council of Churches in the Philippines
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 Roman Catholic Churches in the Philippines 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. Christian organizations other than churches may be received as associate members.
History and structureEdit
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.
It is currently organised in ten regional ecumenical councils:
- Cagayan Valley
- Pangasinan-Ilocos-La Union-Abra
- Western Visayas
- Eastern Visayas
- 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 General Secretary is the Right Reverend Rex RB. Reyes, Jr., D.D. of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines.
Vision and missionEdit
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.
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.
List of member churchesEdit
Some of member denominations and service-oriented organizations are:
|Apostolic Catholic Church (ACC)|
|Convention of Philippine Baptist Churches (CPBC)|
|Episcopal Church in the Philippines (ECP)|
|Iglesia Evangelica Metodista en las Islas Filipinas (IEMELIF) |
(Evangelical Methodist Church in the Philippine Islands)
|Iglesia Filipina Independiente |
(IFI; Philippine Independent Church; PIC)
|Iglesia Unida Ekyumenikal |
(UNIDA; United Ecumenical Church)
|Lutheran Church in the Philippines (LCP)|
|The Salvation Army (TSA)|
|United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP)|
|United Methodist Church of the Philippines (UMC)|
List of associate membersEdit
- 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)