Copy Desk Daily, Aug. 19, 2019

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Church in Poland continues confrontation with the LGBTQ community: On the 75th anniversary of Poland's uprising against the Nazis, Krakow Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski denounced LGBTQ campaigners who have been staging equality marches across the countries. As Jonathan Luxmoore reports, Jedraszewski's words "marked a new stage in the Polish church's confrontational stance."

Global Sisters Report was in attendance at the 2019 Assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. You can find all of GSR's coverage here. From over the weekend:

Dan Stockman reports on the unanimous vote of the nearly 700 members in attendance: LCWR commits to combat racism, serve immigrants and address climate change.

For her ministry and advocacy for immigrants at the southern border, Sr. Norma Pimentel received the Leadership Conference of Women Religious Outstanding Leadership Award. 

Pacifism of my friend Joan Baez inspires a new generation: Colman McCarthy has been teaching peace studies to high school, college and law students for the past 37 years. Every semester, he devotes time to his friend Joan Baez's essays on pacifism. He shares some of his students' reflections.

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