Resolution Incorporating the Bishop Isabelo delos Reyes, Jr. Memorial Lecture on Ecumenism and Christian Unity

WHEREAS, Supreme Bishop Isabelo delos Reyes, Jr. was the Founding Chairperson of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) in 1963;

WHEREAS, through his leadership as the 4th Obispo Maximo, he has led the ecumenical journey of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente, resulting to the membership of this Church to the World Council of Churches in 1958, and in building Concordat relations with the Anglican Churches, the Old Catholic Churches, and The Episcopal Church within his 25 years of leadership;

WHEREAS, his endeavours for Christian unity among Churches not only resulted to the building of concordat relationship of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente with other Churches, but has also led to the strengthening of the ecumenical endeavours in the Philippines;

WHEREAS, the NCCP enters into its 50 years as an ecumenical fellowship of churches, as a channel for united witness and common action in solidarity with the struggle for justice, peace and the integrity of creation;

THEREFORE, IT IS RESOLVED as it is hereby resolved, to incorporate the Bishop Isabelo delos Reyes, Jr. Memorial Lecture on Ecumenism and Christian Unity during Conventions of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines.

IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED that the first Bishop Isabelo delos Reyes, Jr. Memorial Lecture will be delivered during the 24th NCCP General Convention.

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This resolution was unanimously approved by the delegates of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines 23rd Convention held at Philippine Rice Research Institute in Batac, Ilocos Norte on November 24, 2011.

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