The Church’s assertion of the basic human rights of the people in the present Philippine context is pressing and the participation of the Church members in the protection of these rights necessitates sustained and committed ethical response for the strategic work for just and humane society. As a Church, we ascribe to the provisions of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which has its 73rd anniversary on December 10. We uphold the inalienable rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled, regardless of race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, or other status.
Let us all do so conscientiously, studiously, and prayerfully, for ourselves, for our people, and for our future as a nation. Let us not allow anymore wicked rulers to govern our country to end the misery of our brothers and sisters well-loved by God our Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.
Together, let us put on the armor of faith-our prophetic faith and witness, our courage to fight the evil schemes through our wise decisions and strategies for collective action in protecting our lives, our rights and welfare and those of the vulnerable people.