Whatever their strengths as a style statement, fig leaves are not suitable as working clothes; they don't offer much protection from thorn bushes (I'm not speaking from personal experience, I hasten to add).
The Romans were quite used to the idea of making peace by shedding blood on the cross - they did it all the time. Only, their idea wasn't to reconcile people, but to exterminate anyone who threatened the state.
Philip, who was a gifted evangelist was simply doing what evangelists do. He told people about Jesus. What he didn't know was that he was part of God's bigger, overarching, plan to bring people from every nation into the Christian community.