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Philippines Religious Records

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Besides Christian churches, there are other religious groups in the Philippines:

  • Islam (Muslim immigrants and converts 11th-15th centuries, also called Moros)
  • Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian (Some Chinese immigrants arrived in the 16th-19th centuries, but many more arrived in the 20th century)
  • Hindu (East Indian immigrants arrived in the 20th century)
  • Jews (Arrived in the 20th century)

Baha'i Records[edit | edit source]

The Baháʼí faith came to the Philippines in 1921. [1]

Buddhist Records[edit | edit source]

Even though Buddhism is a minor religion in the Philippines there are three schools of Buddhism present.[2]

Catholic Records[edit | edit source]

Hindu Records[edit | edit source]

There is evidence that Hinduism has been practiced in the Philippines as early as the ninth century and has had a great influence on the Filipino people.[3]

Islamic Records[edit | edit source]

Islam is the first recorded religion to worship one God in the Philippines and was present as far back as the thirteenth century. [4]

Jewish Records[edit | edit source]

  • For more information about how to obtain records for Jewish denominations, visit this page: Jewish Records

Protestant Records[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]