Summary: Swiss Protestant theologian who founded a community of monks in Taize, France in 1940 that became a worldwide ecumenical movement with his group of monks, including Lutheran, Anglican, Evangelical, Roman Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox members, where he sought to create greater unity among Christian churches and to awaken spirituality among the young people in Europe who were growing up in a secular world.
Cause of Death: Homicide by stabbing
Born: May 12, 1915
Died: August 16, 2005
Location: Taize, France