Source: (2007) In Emmanuel Clapsis, ed., Violence and Christian Spirituality An Ecumenical Conversation. Geneva, Switzerland: World Council of Churches. Pp. 212-214.

"I am in substantial agreement with John Witte's reflections on the possibility of ecumenical contribution to the pursuit of religious freedom and human rights. Witte rightly points to ways that religious communities can sometimes be obstacles to the promotion of human rights. He is certainly correct that we need serious theological engagement by Christians with the meaning and practice of human rights. This is essential if Christian communities are to contribute to human rights and religious freedom more effectively today." (abstract)