RNS Morning Report: UK Religious Leaders on Election; Bishop Rojas Appointed; Barber and Buttigieg

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left, and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn take part in a vigil at Guildhall Yard in London, Monday Dec. 2, 2019, to remember the London attack victims and honor members of the emergency services and bystanders who fought the attacker. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Need to know: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Denunciations from Faith Leaders

Chief rabbi's attack on anti-Semitism keys reckoning over faith in UK election

A Dec. 12 national election has brought denunciations from the country's top religious figures aimed at expunging discrimination based on faith, particularly anti-Semitism. More from Religion News Service

'I Couldn't Ask For More'

Mexican-born bishop chosen to soon lead the Diocese of San Bernardino

Bishop Alberto Rojas is slated to lead the Diocese of San Bernardino — the nation’s fifth-largest Roman Catholic Diocese — as Bishop Gerald Barnes prepares for retirement. More from Religion News Service

Campaign Trail

At Bishop Barber's NC church, Pete Buttigieg works to woo black voters

An active Episcopalian who has spoken at length about faith on the campaign trail, it was not clear Buttigieg succeeded. More from Religion News Service

Flunking Sainthood

My Mormon sabbatical

"I think it’s likely at this point that my sabbatical will simply become permanent, a new way to interact with Mormonism and Mormons, with less attachment and less pain," writes Mette Harrison. More from Religion News Service


The priest who channeled Black Power into the Catholic Church

George Clements teamed with Black Panthers and helped create space to be both ‘authentically Black’ and ‘truly Catholic,' writes Matthew Cressler. More from Religion News Service

Faith and the Future

A.I. could bring a sea change in how people experience religious faith

“A Priest, a Rabbi, and a Robot Walk Into a Bar” shows knotty questions about the union of religion and technology. More from Slate