Sudan opens path toward religious freedom

In what appears to be a promising positive change, Sudan’s transitional government and a rebel group that fought against the Muslim-majority country’s longtime authoritarian leader Omar al-Bashir, who was ousted last year, have agreed to form an independent national commission for religious freedom.

The Bible Belt is the 'death belt,' Shane Claiborne says

Christian activist, author and self-proclaimed “recovering redneck” Shane Claiborne said this week that America’s Bible Belt should really be known as the “death belt,” warning that the pro-life ethic should be applied consistently.