The Bishop-Ulama Conference
  Organizational Structure

The Organization Structure

            The Bishops-Ulama Conference is composed of 24 Catholic bishops who are also members of the Catholic Ulama Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), 26 Ulama and Ustadz, members of the Ulama League of the Philippines (ULP), and 18 Protestant bishops and pastors who are members of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP). Official observers are the officers of Panagtagbo, a Confederation of the 18 Indigenous Peoples of Mindanao, and bishops of the Philippine Conference of Evangelical Churches (PCEC).

            The Conveners are Archbishop Fernando R. Capalla of Davao Archdiocese, Dr. Mahid M. Mutilan, President of the Ulama League of the Philippines, Bishop Hilario M. Gomez, Jr., and Bishop Emeritus of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP).

            The Conference is governed by a board of directors called Tripartite Commission composed of 4 Catholics, 4 Muslims, and 4 Protestants, three of whom are conveners.

            The Conference is served and its activities are coordinated by a Central Secretariat composed of Catholics, Muslims, and Protestants. The office is located at the 6th Floor, Elena Tower Inn, A. Bonifacio Avenue, Iligan City, 9200, P.O. Box 43836, Telefax (063) 223-8120/ 223-1928, E-mail: or


Significant Interfaith Dialogues Conducted


Ø      Dialogues in the grassroots through the Imam-Priests-Pastors Forum (IPPF).


Ø      Dialogues in the academe through seminars on peace education given to school administrators, teachers and students.


Ø      Dialogues with the Indigenous Peoples’ Federation, Panagtagbo and Panaghoy whose ancestral domain issues were recognized by the GRP Panel through the help of the BUC co-conveners.


Ø      Dialogues among the Youth which the BUC sponsors every other year through its Youth desk and the Mindanao Tripartite Youth Core.


Ø      Dialogues among the Families of BUC members including the children. They are the first line of support of the BUC.


Ø      Dialogues with the Military and Police triggered by the threat of an all-out war against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the terrorist group Abu Sayaff.

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