Philippine Religion

3656 Words15 Pages
Religion in the Philippines are spiritual beliefs held by Philippine citizens. Religion holds a central place in the life of the majority of Filipinos, including Hindus, Buddhists, animists, Muslims, Aglipayans,Protestant and Catholic.[1] It is central not as an abstract belief system, but rather as a host are experiences, rituals, ceremonies, and adjurations that provide continuity in life, cohesion in the community and moral purpose for existence. Religious associations are part of the system of kinship ties, patron-client bonds and other linkages outside the nuclear family.[2]
Christianity and Islam have been superimposed on ancient traditions and acculturated. The unique religious blends that have resulted, when combined with the
…show more content…
Even since the 1590s some Jews fleeing from The Inquisition were recorded to have come to the Philippines. As of 2005, Filipino Jews number at the very most 500 people.[4] Other estimates range between 100 and 500 people (0.000001% and 0.000005% of the country's total population).
Today, Metro Manila boasts the largest Jewish community in the Philippines, which consists of roughly 40 families. The country's only synagogue, Beth Yaacov, is located in Makati. There are, of course, other Jews elsewhere in the country,[4] but these are obviously fewer and almost all transients,[5] eitherdiplomats or business envoys, and their existence is almost totally unknown in mainstream society. There are a few Israelis in Manila recruiting caregivers forIsrael, some work in call centers, businessmen and a few other executives. A number are converts to Judaism.

Bahá'í Faith
The Bahá'í Faith in the Philippines started in 1921 with the first Bahá'í first visiting the Philippines that year,[6] and by 1944 a Bahá'í Local Spiritual Assembly was established.[7] In the early 1960s, during a period of accelerated growth, the community grew from 200 in 1960 to 1000 by 1962 and 2000 by 1963. In 1964 the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the Philippines was elected and by 1980 there were 64,000 Bahá'ís and 45 local assemblies.[8] The Bahá'ís have been active in
Open Document