People with no religious affiliation make up the third-largest global group in a new study of the size of the world's faiths, placing after Christians and Muslims and just before Hindus.
The study, based on extensive data for
Clashes broke out between armed Christian and Muslim groups near the central Nigerian city of Jos on Sunday, a Reuters witness said, after Christmas Eve bombings in the region killed more than 30 people.
Buildings were set ablaze and peopl
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia told world leaders at a UN interfaith meeting that terrorism is the enemy of all religions, calling for a united front to combat it and promote tolerance.
"We state with a unified voice that religions through
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah called on followers of the world's major faiths to turn away from extremism and seek reconciliation.
He was speaking after opening an unprecedented interfaith conference in Madrid.
The Saudi-sponsored g