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May 29, 2019

Bishop Emelyn Dacuycuy was consecrated May 5 as the first woman to serve the Philippine Independent Church. Photo: Winfred Vergara/special to Episcopal News Service [Episcopal News Service] “The church is not about maintaining...

April 29, 2019

Bishop-elect Emelyn Dacuycuy will become the first woman to serve the Philippine Independent Church. Photo: Winfred Vergara/special to Episcopal News Service [Episcopal News Service – Manila, Philippines] Amidst the sweltering heat...

February 7, 2013

[Episcopal Church Office of Global Partnerships, Manila] The Asia-America Theological Exchange Forum was held Feb. 3-6 at Trinity University of Asia in Quezon City, Philippines, with some 80 delegates from seminaries and churches...

June 5, 2008

Extra-judicial killings and human rights abuses were some of the issues discussed by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori with U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Kristie Kenney at a June 4 meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Manila....

October 28, 2007

Thirty scholars and theologians from Asia and the United States gathered October 23-25 at Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP), for a historic Asia America Theological Exchange (AATE) Forum. The first AATE Forum, organized by...

December 19, 2004

Foretold by the prophet Isaiah seven centuries before it occurred, and now over 2,000 years after the event, the birth of Jesus in the somewhat obscure town of Bethlehem in Palestine is still the greatest story ever told. What makes...