News Release

Church Hosts Interfaith Gathering in Carmen and Panabo

Leaders of the Panabo District (diocese) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints convened with leaders from different faiths and beliefs in an interfaith gathering on May 17, 2022. 

With the theme "Spiritual Diversity: Building Unity", the event, organized by the Church, aims to promote religious harmony and nurture peaceful coexistence among religious sectors in the community. 

Leaders from the Church of God, Metro Panabo Grace Baptist Church, Church of Christ, United Church of God, Assembly of God, Joyful Christian Fellowship, and Primitive Baptist attended the said gathering.

Each religious leader shared inspiring messages of love and peace, including the importance of the church in society. 

Pastor Marlou Camino of the Church of God, spoke graciously of the event as he cited how the gathering had fostered unity amidst diversity. He also expressed appreciation for the kindness demonstrated by latter-day saints. 
President Richard Dumdum, second counselor of the Panabo District Presidency, said in his remarks, "This activity aims to unite defenders of the faith regardless of religious differences for the good of the community. [This is done through] strong relationships in the spirit of kindness, love, and peace. May this activity deepen our love and faith in our Savior Jesus Christ."
Municipal Imam Jhlil Guiama also encouraged leaders to join and learn about other faiths as it is essential in building unity. He emphasized that religious practices should bring positive change to society and enhance mutual relationships.

Interfaith Relations of the Church

Latter-day Saints accept all sincere believers as equals in the pursuit of faith and in the great work of serving humanity. The spiritual and physical needs of the world require goodwill and cooperation among different religions. Each makes a valuable contribution to the larger community of believers.

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