Philippines

The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Philippines, Inc.

Status: 
Full Member
Members: 
2 000
Ministers: 
34
Founded: 
The Universalist Church of the Philippines was started in 1954 by Rev. Toribio S. Quimada. In 1954, the Church was affiliated with the Universalist Church of America. In 1988, UUCP was admitted as a member congregation of the UUA. In 1995, UUCP was one of the founding churches of the ICUU.
Congregations: 

30

Group Notes: 
"The liberating concept brought about by the foreign missionaries was not truly freeing the Filipinos from traditional views. Their way of thinking was free but repressed. Rev. Quimada preached universal salvation; the unconditional love of God for the humankind; critical analysis of the Bible, and much more." ebecca Quimada-Sienes: The Struggles of Rev. Toribio S. Quimada: Universalist Pioneer in the Philippines from 1952 to 1988. At 71 years, Rev. Quimada, a generous, soft-spoken peace-loving man, was brutally murdered in May 23, 1988. One of the associations of the Church is the Faith Healing Association. Faith healing is the main evangelism strategy in the Church. Marlin Lavanhar who visited the Philippines made the following comment: "The biggest draw for gaining new members into the UUCP has been faith healing ministry. Amazingly, the UU Faith healers have an incredible success curing chronic and supposedly terminal illness. The faith healing ASSOCIATION is an honest and upstanding organization. The proof is in their high success rate and the fact that they accept no money for their services. These men and women are some of the most selfless and dedicated people I have ever encountered."
Group Contact: 
Rev. Rebecca Quimada-Sienes, President
Group Website: 
uuphil.org