bridge-builder

bridge-builder

n
a person who attempts to connect or reconcile opposing parties
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There were other bridge-builders in the world, certainly, but it was always Alexander's picture that the Sunday Supplement men wanted, because he looked as a tamer of rivers ought to look.
Nigeria has lost a highly principled bridge-builder who cultivated a high degree of friendship from the lowest to the highest across the country.
He also mentioned that he would work for peace to "build bridges" between peoples, adding that title "pontiff" means bridge-builder, RT reported.
The Vatican's communications adviser Greg Burke said @Pontifex was chosen for the pope's personal account because it not only means pope in Latin, but also bridge-builder, suggesting unity.
As usual, food plays a major role all of its own - as healer, bridge-builder, comforter and focus of community life.
BUKAVU, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO Bishop Nicolas Djomo of Tshumbe is a bridge-builder.
99) Joe, a bridge-builder with a lovely house and no commitments, is looking for a house-sitter for his old home by the sea.
Because no other brand is as inclusive as and no other company is as diverse as Coca-Cola, we have a unique opportunity to play a valued role as an international bridge-builder and facilitator of dialogue during Ramadan.
Lynne Carter--a marine scientist and marine policy expert, experienced translator, and a bridge-builder between scientists, policymakers, and the public--gave her first public workshop on climate change in 1989.
The index indicates the many aspects that the study of Mary deals with: who she is; the Gospel accounts, Mary in the Apocrypha (ancient non-approved texts); Mary in the Old Testament; Mary in the Church Councils; statues, pictures, icons; Mary in the Church year; Mary among the saints; Mary in the Middle Ages; Mary in the Reformation; Marian apparitions and messages; early Marian appearances; modern Marian appearances; Mary in Catholic theology; Mary in popular culture; Mary in prayer; Marian devotions; Mary and Islam; Mary and feminism; Mary as a bridge-builder.
The EU Presidency says that Finland has gained experience in bilateral cultural cooperation with Russia through the Finnish-Russian Cultural Forum and is trusted as a bridge-builder.