Faith and Development in Focus: Philippines
October 1, 2019
The Philippines is a deeply religious society, and institutions and beliefs permeate social, economic, and political institutions. Religious actors are thus deeply engaged in development, from debates and ideas about directions to politics and on the ground implementation. A large majority of citizens of the Philippines are Catholics, with Sunni Islam being the second largest religious community. Additionally, there is a rich and active presence of over 100 Christian denominations. This report provides an overview of the Philippines's religious landscape in relation to major development issues. Supported by the International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD), the report is part of a broad effort to explore these questions in the context of four countries.