Mission Center: The Episcopal Church: Partnerships

Philippine Independent Church

In 1961, following a series of meetings and mission-dialogues, the Philippine Independent Church (PIC), which is known as the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI) and The Episcopal Church agreed “to establish a concordat of Full Communion.”

The Concordat of Full Communion
Between the Iglesia Filipina Independiente and The Episcopal Church

Philippine Independent Church - Episcopal Church Agreement
Increased movement of Filipinos to the United States in recent years has brought in-creased numbers of PIC members to the United States, thus opening up new dimensions in ministry and responsibility on the parts of the concordat churches.

Philippine Independent Church Celebrates its Centennial
Born out of the struggle of the Filipino people to break free from centuries of colonial oppression and foreign domination, a new and independent church was proclaimed on August 3, 1902 by the Union Obrera Democratica, the first labor union in the Philippines. Within a year the Iglesia Filipina Independeniente (Philippine Independent Church) had attracted 1.2 million members, about a quarter of the population.


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Prayers of the People for ELCA 10th Anniversary Full Communion Celebration
General Convention 2009 Statement on Interreligious Relations
NCC Statement on Ramadan and Cordoba House
Guidelines for Confirmation and Reception

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