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The Greatest Gift: The Courageous Life and Martyrdom of Sister Dorothy Stang

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In 1966, Sister Dorothy Stang went to Brazil as a missionary, and in 1982 she moved to a small town in the Amazon to work with an organization to protect poor farmers and their land from loggers and land-developers who stop at nothing—including murder—in pursuit of profits. After testifying at a government panel investigating illegal incursions into protected areas, Sister Dorothy was denounced as a “terrorist” by powerful companies and began receiving death threats. Refusing to be intimidated, she continued her work—until two gunmen shot her six times on a rural Amazon road.

THE GREATEST GIFT is the first biography of this extraordinary woman and her mission. Written by a mainstream journalist who has spent many years in Brazil, it exposes the entrenched collusion between government officials and commercial interests and celebrates the profound courage of Sister Dorothy and others fighting to protect the Amazon jungles and the people eking out a life there.

Inspired by deep religious conviction, Dorothy Stang gave of herself generously. A book that will resonate with readers of Sister Helen Prejean’s Dead Man Walking, THE GREATEST GIFT presents not only the story of Sister Dorothy’s tragic death, but the powerful and beautiful lessons of her life.

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An inspirational portrait of an extraordinary nun describes how Sister Dorothy Stang came to Brazil as a missionary in 1966, her work in the Amazon to protect small farmers from powerful and ruthless logging and development interests, and her 2005 murder, and offers a provocative expos

Synopsis:

In 1966, Sister Dorothy Stang went to Brazil as a missionary, and in 1982 she moved to a small town in the Amazon to work with an organization to protect poor farmers and their land from loggers and land-developers who stop at nothing--including murder--in pursuit of profits. After testifying at a government panel investigating illegal incursions into protected areas, Sister Dorothy was denounced as a terrorist by powerful companies and began receiving death threats. Refusing to be intimidated, she continued her work--until two gunmen shot her six times on a rural Amazon road.

THE GREATEST GIFT is the first biography of this extraordinary woman and her mission. Written by a mainstream journalist who has spent many years in Brazil, it exposes the entrenched collusion between government officials and commercial interests and celebrates the profound courage of Sister Dorothy and others fighting to protect the Amazon jungles and the people eking out a li

About the Author

\BINKA Le BRETON is a British journalist and the author of A Land to Die For, Trapped: Modern Day Slavery in the Brazilian Amazon, Voices of the Amazon, and Rain Forests. She is also an award-winning writer, environmental and human rights activist, and non-profit director who lives and works in the Brazilian rainforest.

Table of Contents

Sister Dorothy in the Amazon — Dayton days — Entering religious life — First steps in mission — Early days in Brazil — Getting in deeper — Land without men for men without land — Baptism of fire — The Transamazon highway — Life on the Transamaz

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385525510
Subtitle:
The Courageous Life and Death of Sister Dorothy Stang
Publisher:
Doubleday
Author:
Le Breton, Binka
Author:
Binka Le Breton
Author:
Binka Le Breton
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
Subject:
Stang, Dorothy
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Missions
Subject:
Deforestation
Subject:
Deforestation -- Amazon River Region.
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Audio Books-Christianity
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Subject:
Christianity - Catholicism
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080205
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
240

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"Synopsis" by , An inspirational portrait of an extraordinary nun describes how Sister Dorothy Stang came to Brazil as a missionary in 1966, her work in the Amazon to protect small farmers from powerful and ruthless logging and development interests, and her 2005 murder, and offers a provocative expos
"Synopsis" by , In 1966, Sister Dorothy Stang went to Brazil as a missionary, and in 1982 she moved to a small town in the Amazon to work with an organization to protect poor farmers and their land from loggers and land-developers who stop at nothing--including murder--in pursuit of profits. After testifying at a government panel investigating illegal incursions into protected areas, Sister Dorothy was denounced as a terrorist by powerful companies and began receiving death threats. Refusing to be intimidated, she continued her work--until two gunmen shot her six times on a rural Amazon road.

THE GREATEST GIFT is the first biography of this extraordinary woman and her mission. Written by a mainstream journalist who has spent many years in Brazil, it exposes the entrenched collusion between government officials and commercial interests and celebrates the profound courage of Sister Dorothy and others fighting to protect the Amazon jungles and the people eking out a li

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