May 21-26, 1978
WHEREAS, as a church body, the United Church of Christ in the Philippines should make a clear and forthright stand on the prevailing crucial issue which confronts the Philippine society at the present time:
WHEREAS, this prevailing crucial issue relates to the suppression and curtailment of the civil and political liberties of the citizens under the domination of Martial Law;
WHEREAS, it is in keeping with the democratic tradition of the evangelical churches in the Philippines that these civil and political liberties be restored and the machinery of Martial Law scuttled;
WHEREAS, the system of one-man rule or of total concentration of power in one man is anathema to the full growth and enrichment of a Christian community and oppressive to the challenges of a creative and responsible Christian discipleship;
WHEREAS, most of the elected members of the Interim Batasang Pambansa (IBP) have come out for the lifting of Martial Law;
THEREFORE: It is hereby resolved by the General Assembly in plenary session, that its will and desire in this regard be duly noted and made of record—in that this church body is against the perpetration of a one-man rule in the country; that it is for the immediate restoration of all the and political liberties of the citizens; and that it is for the immediate dismantling of the machinery of Martial Law in the country.
Ref. General Assembly, May 21-26, 1978, Action 78-119 p. 34.
The resolution is in General Assembly, May 21-26, 1978, Appendix XXI, pp. 552-553