RNS Morning Report: UN Rules on Rohingya; Buttigieg's Anti-Hate Pledge; UMC Abuse

Presiding Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, fourth from right, starts reading a ruling at the International Court in The Hague, Netherlands, on Jan. 23, 2020. The United Nations' top court ordered Myanmar to take all measures in its power to prevent genocide against the Rohingya. The court issued the decision on a request by Gambia. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Need to know: Friday, January 24, 2020

Unanimous Ruling

Human rights advocates welcome ‘landmark’ UN ruling to prevent Rohingya genocide

A unanimous ruling by the International Court of Justice demanded that the Myanmar government prevent any genocidal acts and preserve all evidence of state-led atrocities against the Rohingya minority, including murder, torture, rape and arson. More from Religion News Service

Pledging Support

Pete Buttigieg tells Jewish publication he'd spend $1 billion to fight anti-Semitism

An Episcopalian who has spoken out repeatedly about his faith, Buttigieg is courting the Jewish vote. More from Religion News Service

Unresolved Accusations

United Methodist clergywomen ask church to reopen sexual misconduct case against elder

More than five dozen young United Methodist clergywomen are circulating an open letter claiming there was no justice in the denomination’s 'just resolution' process for the four women who accused the Rev. Donald 'Bud' Heckman of sexual misconduct. More from Religion News Service

Historic Appointment

Cleveland bishop named Philadelphia's next archbishop

Nelson Perez will succeed Charles Chaput as leader of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Vatican announced Thursday, making him the first Hispanic archbishop to lead the region's 1.3 million-member flock. More from Religion News Service

Bearing Witness

25 Muslim faith leaders make ‘groundbreaking’ visit to Auschwitz

Muslim religious leaders joined members of a US Jewish group at Auschwitz on Thursday for what organizers described as “the most senior Islamic leadership delegation” to visit the site of a Nazi German death camp. More from The Times Of Israel




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