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    Sr Dorothy Stang Resources

    Dorothy Stang, moved to Brazil to help poor farmers build independent futures for their families. She was shot to death Saturday, February 12, 2005, in Anapu, Para, a section of Brazil's Amazon rainforest. Her death came less than a week after meeting with the country's human rights officials about threats to local farmers from illegal loggers and ranchers.

    Sister Dorothy was a member of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, an international religious order of about 1,800 women serving on five continents. Each Sister of Notre Dame commits her one and only life to work with others to create justice and peace for all.

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