Philippine Bible Society

PBS Representatives Attend Breakfast Meeting with the Cardinal

Our PBS representatives—Mrs. Perry Cartera (Associate General Secretary) and Ms. Florence Vicente (Management Services Manager)—attended a breakfast meeting with His Eminence Antonio Luis Cardinal Tagle on February 4, 2019 from 7:00am to 9:00am at the Arzobispado de Manila to celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week.

The chosen theme is “celebrating truth, sincerity, and forgiveness.”

The UniHarmony Partners Manila (UPM) was established back in 2012 to formally implement the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution 65/5, which declares the celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week every first week of February.

UPM is grounded on the goal of attaining “a harmonious Philippine society by advocating inter-religious dialogue as a mechanism for peace.” UPM aims to do this by promoting “dialogue among different faiths and religions to enhance mutual understanding, harmony, and cooperation among people.”

We are grateful for the invitation and opportunity to be a part of this celebration and time of fellowship. We appreciate the building of new relationships and the solidifying of older ones with the different organizations, institutions, churches, and offices present at the event.

A list of the different participating religious communities and interfaith organizations:

  • Archdiocese of Manila, Ministry of Ecumenical and Interfaith Affairs (MEIFA)
  • Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines Episcopal Commission of Interreligious Dialogue (CBCP-ECID)
  • Fo Guang Shan Mabuhay Temple (FGS)
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS)
  • Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC)
  • Focolare Movement (Focolare)
  • Imam Council of the Philippines (ICP)
  • Interfaith Council of Leaders-Quiapo (ICLQ)
  • Aksiyon para sa Kapayapaan at Katarungan (Action for Peace and Justice) Center for Active Non-Violence for Phil., Inc. (AKKAPKA-CANV)
  • Miriam College Center for Peace Education (MC-CPE)
  • Pacific Dialogue Foundation (PDF)
  • The Peacemaker’s Circle, Inc. (TPMCI)
  • Philippine National Police – Chaplaincy Services (PNP-CS)
  • Religions for Peace Philippines (RfPP)
  • Silsilah Dialogue Movement (SDM)
  • Teodora: In Defense of the Authentic Woman (Teodora)
  • United Religions Initiative (URI)
  • Community of Sant’ Egidio
  • University of the Philippines – Institute of Islamic Studies (UP-IIS)
  • Hindu Temple Manila
  • The Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, Quiapo
  • Cultural Section – Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran

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