Interfaith – A Perspective from The Philippines

I am always asked by our children “Why are there so many churches? Why are there so many religions?” And my regular answer, and spontaneous answer is – it is not the will of God, it is a fruit of human selfishness, it is really a fruit of human sin. Now if you look at the relationship between the Iglesia ni Cristo and the Protestant churches, or the fundamentalist churches, or even Islam, in relation to the Catholic church, there should be always a point of unity, because religion must never, never be used to divide people. There can be no peace in the world if there is no peace among religions.

– Archbishop Socrates Villegas

This was a quote I picked up from an episode of “Heart and Soul” about Iglesia ni Cristo on the BBC World Service. It struck a chord with me. You can listen to the whole episode here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p027xnnr