Bishop of CSI Vellore Diocese Y. William on Saturday outlined the need for the church to enter into partnership with human rights organisations and social movements already working for human rights to redress and address rights violations. He was speaking at the inaugural session of ‘A dialogue of ecclesiastical confessions on human rights: a mission agenda for the churches today' organised by the National Council of Churches in India and Vellore Institute of Development Studies, Vellore.

Pointing out that it was necessary to redress the consequences of human rights violations, he said, “It is possible for the church to do this by playing the advocacy role and showing solidarity to victims by listening to their voices and demands. There is widespread infringement of human rights of minorities and the marginalised.”