How to navigate the U.S. religious map

The map above shows the religious affiliation of all 50 states and the District of Columbia.But it doesn’t tell the whole story.You can’t necessarily pinpoint a specific faith’s origins or the faith’s followers.And religious groups often move between states in the same way that businesses do.So how do you figure out where the largest religious […]

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Is Lalit Modi’s ‘devotion to religion’ a secret, or just a coincidence?

India’s President Narendra Modi is set to visit the Dalai Lama Temple in Kerala next month, with speculation swirling that he will use his visit to commemorate the temple’s martyrs in a controversial visit to a remote Hindu temple in Kerala’s Malappuram district, which he has previously described as a “sham”.The visit comes as Mr […]

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Iran’s Religious Affairs Minister: ‘Iranian people have a right to express their opinions’

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has told Iranian people that they have a “right to express opinions” in their country’s parliamentary elections, as his ruling party prepares to form a coalition government.The move comes amid rising tensions with the United States and Western allies over Iran’s nuclear programme and its disputed election of President […]

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Religion: Iran, Syria and Afghanistan share the world’s biggest percentage of Muslims

Iran has overtaken Syria as the world religion with an estimated one billion Muslims.Iran has overtaking Syria as a top source of Muslims, according to a study by the Pew Research Center.In fact, there are more Muslims in Iran than anywhere else in the world, according the study.The United States had one million Muslims in […]

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