Sister Dorothy Stang

An article in this morning’s Washington Post reports in detail on the aftermath of the murder of Sister Dorothy Stang in the northern Amazon region of Brazil.

The
nun was an advocate for peasant farmers and the poor in the region. She also
advocated for just land use and preservation of the environment. For this, she
was shot three times in the face, one of more than 1,300 murders in the region
last year, all related to environmental and economic
justice.

The article says she often
told people the only weapon needed to combat injustice was the Bible.
Eyewitnesses say she quoted Bible verses as she died. Her death has galvanized
national government officials and local peasants, according to the
report.

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