Stang, Dorothy (1931–2005)

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Stang, Dorothy (1931–2005)

American nun and activist. Name variations: Sister Dorothy Stang. Born June 7, 1931, in Dayton, Ohio; murdered Feb 14, 2005, near Anapu, Brazil.

Joined Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (1948); took her vows (1956); sent to Brazil as a missionary (1966); began working for the CPT in the Amazon, the Roman Catholic church's Pastoral Land commission (1982); became a naturalized Brazilian; testified in Brazilia about deforestation, naming logging companies who were invading state areas (2004); was shot by 2 gunmen on an Amazon road, as she walked to a meeting of poor farmers. Thousands attended her funeral.

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