PASCHR is officially recognized as the National Association of the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR). It operates under the policies and principles of the parent body, International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR), which seeks to promote the activities of all scholars and affiliates that contribute to the historical, social, and comparative study of religion. As such, the IAHR is the preeminent international forum for the critical, analytical and cross‐cultural study of religion, past and present. The IAHR is not a forum for confessional, apologetical, or other similar concerns.
The Philippine Association for the Study of Culture, History, and Religion (PASCHR) aims to contribute to the formulation of the Filipino national identity through interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research and scholarship on the Philippines’ indigenous and folk traditions, as well as their colonial, postcolonial, and contemporary developments and links, within the Asian region and beyond, from the perspectives of culture, history, and religion.
The PASCHR specifically aims to: