"Like the bee gathering honey from different flowers, the wise person accepts the essence of the different scriptures, and sees only the good in all religions." - Gandhi
Despite their differences, all religions share a similar message of peace and tolerance. However this is something most people don't recognize. Through the media, word of mouth and the like, people are raised to be scared of other religions. They think of anyone outside of their religion as "other", and don't want to associate with them.
These leaders, though strong in their respective faiths, understood that the world's religions don't have to be a divider between people. They saw faith as a way to bring people together. Without interfaith dialogue, they thought the world would never be a happy, peaceful place to live in. They took it upon themselves to start the hard conversations between religious leaders to ensure a brighter tomorrow for everyone.
Here are six religious leaders that bridged the gap between world religions.