Hinduism and Christianity represent two of the oldest religions of the East and the West. While superficially they do seem to be very different from each others, in reality, they may not be that far apart from each other. In fact, at the philosophical level, they are very similar, even though at a ritualistic level, they may be different.
Hinduism has virtually no conflicts with Christianity. In facts, most Hindus look at Christianity as being very close to their own religion, in essence, though there could be superficial differences. The core philosophy of the two is in fact exactly the same.
Christianityemphasizes on virtues like honesty, character, reliability, compassion, peace, respect and faith. In Hinduism, the word for religion is "dharma", the meaning of which is "duty". Actually Hinduism just refers to the people living in the region of Indus River. The actual word for religion is 'Dharma' only. Dharma is the duty of every human being, which he or she must fulfill. The duties of every person are based on the same virtues of compassion, honesty and selflessness that are the essence of Christianity as well. So the duties of a person must be carried out, as son, as a spouse, as a father, as a friend and as a citizen, soldier or king. The one who fulfills his duties is considered to have followed his dharma (duty). The "karma" (or action, i.e.. one's deeds) flows from one's dharma.
Another great characteristic of both Christianity and Hinduism is in its tolerance for other religions and philosophies. Never in the history of the mankind, has there been a war between Hindus
Another feature of both Hinduism and Christianity is their acceptance and tolerance of difference in views. In Christianity, we have both Catholics and Protestants. In India there are different schools of philosophy about gods. There is advaita (the unitary theory of god and soul), there is dvaita (the separation of god from soul) and there is vishishtha advaita (the theory of unison in diversity). What is more important is that both religions have allowed differences in opinions to be respected.
The most important feature however, of both Christianity and Hinduism is their liberal, humanistic approach. Hinduism believes in "vasudhaiv kutumbakam" i.e.. the whole human race is like a family. Christians also believe that all humans are sons or daughters of the same god. So both treat all human beings with respect and goodwill. No doubt then that both Christians and Hindus prefer secular governments, and respect and liberty for all religions and philosophies, wherever they prosper.