Copy Desk Daily, July 2, 2020

Recommended for you today, from the NCR/GSR/EarthBeat copy desk:

This came out yesterday morning but was embargoed until 6 a.m. CDT, two hours after your Copy Desk Daily email was sent: Trump support declines among white and Hispanic Catholics — but the latest Pew Research poll finds he would still win the white Catholic vote. Read the story from our new national correspondent Christopher White.

Is your church reopening? NCR talked to Eric Spacek, risk control manager for Church Mutual Insurance (based in Merrill, Wisconsin). Learn about what precautions you should expect for your safety. Read: Returning churchgoers greeted with new normal of distance and disinfectant

Make your own decisions, but NCR's editorial position is that saving lives is important. Read: Let's be cautious about going back to church

An Oakland priest spoke with the passion and intemperance of a biblical prophet, and his words call attention to the church hierarchy's alliance with the wealthy and powerful around the world. Read this commentary about why we need this today.

Home. That word has meant more in recent months. As COVID-19 spread across the globe and shelter-in-place orders followed, some were able to hunker down in a familiar, safe space to ride out the unprecedented pandemic. However, that wasn't necessarily the case for the estimated 1.6 billion people around the globe who live in substandard housing: tent settlements, rickety shacks, dilapidated urban apartments with two or more families, makeshift shelters fashioned out of junked cars and truck trailers, and more. Dive into Global Sisters Report's 2020 project, "A Place to Call Home," here

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