Know about lives of some of the most famous and popular spiritual & religious leaders.

Religion and spirituality are two things that are probably the most difficult to define in definite terms. It would be wrong to say that spirituality and religion don’t go hand in hand because they do; the only difference is that while religion is an organized system that pays homage to a god, spirituality is something that does not always need a deity to define the parameters of the person’s spiritual conduct. Throughout history there have been people who have played the roles of, both, spiritual and religious leaders for their societies. Some of them have done such exemplary work, with such dedication, that their work, and in turn they themselves, were recognized the world over for their steadfast dedication and wisdom in guiding their flock. Some examples of religious leaders would be people like the Dalai Lama and Pope Benedict XVI while a list of spiritual leaders would include people like the famous Osho Rajneesh. It is natural, at this point, to look for more information about these people and others like then so here is a list of just such people along with their biographies, timelines, trivia, life stories and interesting facts about them.

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Mother Teresa Mother Teresa
Albanian, Indian

Pope Francis Pope Francis

Moses Moses
Egyptian, Jordanian

Saint Peter Saint Peter
Ancient Roman

Ramdev Ramdev

Bodhidharma Bodhidharma
Chinese, Indian

Abu Bakr Abu Bakr
Saudi Arabian

Nimrod Nimrod
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Ram Dass Ram Dass
Saint Christopher Saint Christopher
Ancient Roman

Zoroaster Zoroaster

Saint George Saint George
Greek, Israeli

Isaiah Isaiah

Kabir Kabir

Hasan ibn Ali Hasan ibn Ali
Saudi Arabian

Esther Esther

Mahavira Mahavira
Jeremiah Jeremiah

Saint Nicholas Saint Nicholas
Greek, Turkish

Murad IV Murad IV

Saint Patrick Saint Patrick
Romanian, Northern Irish

Tulsidas Tulsidas

Esau Esau

Saint Anne Saint Anne

Bede Bede

Sun Myung Moon Sun Myung Moon
South Korean

Caiaphas Caiaphas
Ancient Roman

Tertullian Tertullian