Religious Belief May Promote Interfaith Cooperation

From the Christian Crusades to the Paris attacks, countless conflicts and acts of violence have been claimed to be the result of differing religious beliefs. These faith-based opinions are thought to motivate aggressive behavior because of how they encourage group loyalty or spin ideologies that devalue the lives of non-believers. However, new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals the opposite: religious beliefs might instead promote interfaith cooperation. 

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