During Pope Benedict XVI's recent trip to America, his journeys spread beyond the world of religious events. He met with President Bush, the United Nations General Assembly, and other high-ranking leaders. During these meetings, he discussed topics from religious freedom to poverty to peace processes that should be enacted around the world. In a similar fashion, the Dalai Lama has been a voice in expressing to the world the views of the people of Tibet on issues beyond religion.
What role should religious leaders play in world politics?