While the exact date of the Hindu New Year varies by region and custom, many Hindus celebrate in mid-April with traditional meals and activities at home and in temples.
Between 2010 and 2012, lawmakers in at least 32 states introduced bills to ban state courts from considering foreign or religious laws in their decisions.
U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the Middle East from March 20-23, where he will spend much of the time in Israel, home to 41% of the world’s Jews.
Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio hails from Argentina and becomes the first Latin American pontiff.
Just as the world’s Catholic population is spread across the globe, the cardinal electors gather from all regions to elect the next pope.
Graphic showing the views on abortion and Roe v. Wade.
Interactive graphic summarizes the voting preferences of major religious groups, drawing on data from the latest survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.
This interactive map provides a brief overview, based on news reports, of 35 proposed mosques and Islamic centers that have encountered community resistance in the last two years.
A new slideshow illustrates trends in support for the U.S. political parties among various religious groups since 2008.
A new slideshow highlights recent Pew Research Center data on voters’ views of the Mormon religion and Mormons’ opinions on their place in society.