Iglesia embraces poor folks through project ‘Kabayan ko, kapatid ko’

Grace Radin arrived early at P. Guevara Elementary School in Manila’s Binondo area Saturday morning. She knew many would come and wanted to be among the first in line.

Seven months pregnant and like any excited mom, Radin just wanted to know the child’s gender in advance. But coming from the slums of Parola, Tondo, she could not afford an ultrasound examination which could cost between P800 and P1,000.

Iglesia ni Cristo buys Belfast landmark building

A Christian Science Church building behind Queen's University, Belfast has been sold to the worldwide Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) which has its headquarters in the Philippines.

A handing-over ceremony took place yesterday in the landmark building.

The church, a listed building, was bought for an estimated £600,000.

Iglesia Ni Cristo bloc vote to be decisive in May polls, say politicians

MANILA, Philippines—The bloc-voting Iglesia Ni Cristo is expected to play a key role on who’s in and who’s out in this year’s senatorial elections especially in the tightly fought bottom three slots of the 12-seat race.

INC members in Bundaberg Australia help with flood cleanup efforts

ABOUT 1000 members of a church movement that was started in the Philippines arrived in Bundaberg to help with flood cleanup efforts and donate $60,000 to the relief effort.

Leading the team from the Iglesia Ni Christo (Church of Christ) was Brother Manuel Villapane.

Philippine Arts Festival highlights Iglesia Ni Cristo architecture

The architectural designs of Islamic mosques and non-Catholic Christian churches, particularly of the Iglesia ni Cristo, will be the focus of this year’s Archi[types/text] 2013, the flagship project of the National Committee on Architecture and Allied Arts (NCAAA) for the Philippine Arts Festival (PAF) organized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts  (NCCA).

Thousands gather for INC Unity Games in Pampanga

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Thousands of brethren from the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) recently gathered at the Pampanga Sports Complex in this city for the elimination round of the Church’s Central Luzon leg of the Unity Games 2013.

INC holds unity games in Negros Occidental

Thousands of members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo across Negros Occidental will converge today at the Panaad Park and Sports Stadium for the 1st INC Unity Games that will start at 6:30 a.m., a press release from the INC said.

Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister Erano G. Manalo 88th Birthday

Manila, Philippines – Today, members of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) observe with great respect and warm regard the 88th Birth Anniversary of the late INC Executive Minister Eraño de Guzman Manalo. “Ka Erdie” as he was fondly called passed away on August 31, 2009, and left a sterling example of zeal and sincerity in service, humility, and word of honor.

Born on this day in January 2, 1925, he was the fifth child of Felix Y. Manalo and Honorata de Guzman. He received his elementary education from the St. James Academy in San Juan, Metro Manila. He started attending the church’s ministerial classes at the age of 16 and was ordained minister on May 10, 1947, at the age of 22. He held various positions in the INC, including general treasurer and circulation manager of the Pasugo magazine (now known as God’s Message).

INC gears up for centennial with movie

MANILA, Philippines -- Three big-name actors will topbill the retelling on the big screen of the founding and legacy of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC), as it gears up for its centennial anniversary in 2014.

Directed by Tikoy Aguiluz and written by Arlyn dela Cruz, "Ang Sugo (The Last Messenger)" spans three generations of INC leadership. Touted as a historic project -- local cinema's "movie of the century" -- by virtue of its subject and scope of production, the film will retrace the beginnings of INC, when it was founded in 1914.

Philippines-Based Megachurch Rallies in Times Square for Superstorm Sandy Relief

In the devastating wake of Hurricane Sandy, the Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) hosted an International Aid for Humanity event in New York City on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.

The Philippines-based church's charitable arm, the Felix Y. Manalo Foundation, made a total donation of $150,000 to the New York City Police Foundation, the FDNY Foundation, Bellevue Hospital Center and Coney Island Hospital – all of which were adversely affected by the huge storm.

The event was attended by noted local and international dignitaries and an estimated 3,000 volunteers from the Church. The volunteers also handed out "goodwill bags" containing survival essentials to the homeless and others in need.

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