The Copy Desk Daily highlights recommended news and opinion articles that have crossed the copy editors' desks on their way to you.
Wildfires rage in the Amazon rainforest and other parts of the globe. Up to one million species face extinction, in large part due to human activities. This has formed the backdrop for the annual Season of Creation, timely tuned this year to the theme of biodiversity. It starts Sept.1. Read about some of the more than 500 things parishes, diocese, religious communities and others are doing to focus on caring for creation. NCR has a new daily reflection for the Season of Creation, too. Click above to find out how to have it sent to your inbox every day through Oct. 4.
Sr. Tracey Horan, a member of the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, is currently serving as education coordinator at the Kino Border Initiative in Nogales, Arizona, and Sonora, Mexico. Read about her border crossings in GSR's Horizons: The danger of growing accustomed.
For those of you who follow the anti-nuclear weapons movement (and/or the application of the rights of religious freedom): A federal judge has denied a request by a group of Catholic peace activists to dismiss charges against them for breaking into a nuclear submarine base in Kings Bay, Georgia, last year to protest nuclear weapons.
NCR's weekly Field Hospital feature (a longstanding look at parish life) is about a Canadian church that's been livened up with drums, tamborines and hymns in Swahili.
GSR has been sharing A Nun's Life Ministry clips since GSR was started. Check this one out — you might want to become a regular listener to their podcasts, like "Ask Sister" and the always fun "Motherhouse Road Trip."
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