Copy Desk Daily, May 13, 2020

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Health cost sharing ministries leave many out in the cold, critics say: "Christian health care sharing ministries, according to critics, offer members inexpensive medical plans under the guise of insurance, deny preexisting conditions, and are under no obligation to pay medical claims," NCR Bertelsen intern Sarah Salvadore reports. "Recent lawsuits bring to the surface a complex web of religion, money and health care, unfolding at a time when the country is undergoing a serious public health crisis."

Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment approaches its fifth anniversary. Join EarthBeat on an exploration of "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home," with the new series Digging Into Laudato Si'. The latest installment is The urgent challenge before usIf you are interested in the series, you can sign up for emails here

V-E Day and Trump: What he refuses to learn explains his failure to lead: "Anytime in our nation's history — or in the history of other democracies — moments of national crisis bring the country together, writes Michael Sean Winters. "Until now."

Naming the dehumanizing agenda of some Christians: "We have to hold one another accountable, and perhaps the greatest transgression that has gone largely unchecked today is the widespread dehumanization of particular groups of people."

Memoir of a millennial steelworker: Kelly Stewart reviews Eliese Colette Goldbach's debut book, Rust: A Memoir of Steel and Grit. Stewart calls Goldbach "a talented writer who weaves together remarkable descriptions and reflections on mental illness, poverty, rape culture and her Catholic childhood."

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