Dorothy Stang

Dorothy Stang

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: American

Occupation: Clergyman

Biography: Sister Dorothy Mae Stang was an American-born, Brazilian member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. She was murdered in Anapu, a city in the state of Pará, in the Amazon Basin of Brazil. Stang had been outspoken in her efforts on behalf of the poor and the environment, and had previously received death threats from loggers and land owners.

Source/Notes: As quoted in "Planet savers: 301 extraordinary environmentalists" (Greenleaf, 2008), p. 303