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Countries With Less Religious Diversity Have More Faith-Based Violence

Is it easier to love thy neighbor as thyself if he practices a different religion?<p>Chalk up a win today for pluralism.<p>On Friday, the Pew Research Center released a report on the countries with the most and least religious diversity, and the results—at least at first glance—are what you might expect. …

Christianity As State Religion Supported By One-Third Of Americans, Poll Finds

Although the North Carolina House of Representatives killed a bill Thursday that would have paved the way for establishing an official state religion, a new national HuffPost/YouGov poll finds widespread support for doing so.<p>The new survey finds that 34 percent of adults would favor establishing …

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Stunning Photos Of Holi, The Hindu Festival Of Colors

In India, Holi is marked by a national holiday, and rightly so. Anyone who ventures out of their home can expect to be smeared in colored powder, sprayed with colored water from <i>pichkaris</i> (water guns), and pelted with water balloons and even eggs.<p>The Holi festival officially starts tomorrow, but …

India

Pope Francis meets with religious leaders, atheists, Jesuit superior

Pope Francis greets religious leaders Wednesday during a meeting at the Vatican. (CNS/Reuters/L'Osservatore Romano)<p><b>Vatican City —</b> News from Rome …

6 Tips for Christians on Talking to Non-Christians

<i>This piece originally appeared on Q Ideas.</i><p>"Wait, you're a Christian? Uh ... nevermind."<p>Sound familiar? I regularly hear from Christians that one of the biggest barriers they encounter in trying to reach out to non-Christians is that they're frequently written off. As a result, many Christians -- …

Religion