Iglesia Ni Cristo

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Iglesia ni Cristo

Iglesia ni Cristo's first chapelThe Iglesia ni Cristo (also known as INC or Iglesya ni Kristo; Filipino for Church of Christ) is an independent religious organization which originated in the Philippines.

The INC was incorporated in the Philippines by Felix Manalo on July 27, 1914; The church professes to be the reestablishment of the original church founded by Jesus and does not accept the doctrine of the Trinity, including the deity of Jesus.

The Iglesia ni Cristo's architecture is notable for the narrow-pointed spires of its chapel buildings.

Contents
1 Background information
2 Missionary activities
3 Central office
4 Politics
5 Criticism
5.1 From religious groups
5.2 Secular criticism
6 See also
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It has built housing developments such as "Tagumpay Village" and provides free medical and dental services through its "Lingap Sa Mamamayan" project. It also conducts community service acts such as street cleaning, blood drives and tree-planting activities.

Central office Iglesia ni Cristo Central Temple in New Era, Quezon City, PhilippinesThe INC's center of operations is the Iglesia ni Cristo Central Office, a large, secured complex located on Commonwealth Avenue, New Era, Quezon City, Philippines. An editorial in the July 25, 2004 issue of Philippine Panorama Magazine described the complex as including: the six-story Central Office Building; the 7,000-seat Central Temple, a Tabernacle, a multi-purpose convention hall; the 30,000 seating-capacity Central Pavilion; the College of Evangelical Ministry; the New Era General Hospital; and the New Era University. There is also a residence for the family of Executive Minister, Eraño G. Manalo on the premises as well as one for the family of Eduardo V. Manalo, the Deputy Executive Minister.

Politics
Ever since former Philippine president Manuel L. Quezon created a lasting friendship after asking Felix Manalo for advice, the INC has been known for its strong political influence. It was well-known for its support of President Ferdinand E. Marcos until his ousting during the EDSA Revolution of 1986.

INC members are noted for their bloc voting in Philippine elections , a practice also shared by
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