This text contains translated excerpts from his invited testimony at a public hearing of the German Bundestag’s Committee for Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid on 28 November 2018. Dr Schirrmacher’s comments provide an insightful example of how an informed Christian can function effectively and even be in demand in the realm of secular public-policy discourse. The questions that appear as headings were developed by committee members and presented to Dr Schirrmacher in advance.