On June 14, 2017, twenty-two of the world’s most prominent religious leaders, including Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Dalai Lama, made a joint statement encouraging people everywhere to make friends across religions. Friendship and getting to know one another are the antidotes to negativity and divisions in society, enhancing understanding and unity.
The video statement was compiled from a series of in-depth standardized interviews made exclusively for this purpose. These interviews can be found here
Further information about this initiative and additional resources can be found here