Advance Indigenous Peoples’ Rights!
The Integrated Development Program for the Indigenous People is a non-evangelical special development and service program for Indigenous Peoples under the United Church of Christ in the Philippines-Southern Luzon Jurisdictional Area (UCCP-SLJA). UCCP-SLJA’s expression of heeding the World Council of Churches’ “urgent call for the Churches to support indigenous Peoples’ right to self-determination with regard to their political and economic future, culture, land rights, spirituality, language, tradition and forms of organization, and the protection of Indigenous Peoples’ knowledge including intellectual property rights.” (2.26. Rights of Indigenous Peoples, World Council of Churches. Statement on Human Rights, December 1998, Hararo, Zimbabwe)