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Standing Up for the Rainforest and its Peoples, continued

I’ve now acquired the e book, Masters of the Misplaced Land: The Untold Story of the Amazon and the Violent Battle for the World’s Final Frontier by Heriberto Araujo.  It’s a highly effective and wrenching e book that tells in regards to the battle waging in Brazil for many years that resulted in quite a few assassinations and huge destruction of the rainforest. 

“Behind the Story: China within the Amazon Rainforest” Journalists Melissa Chan and Heriberto Araújo report on how China’s soy business is dashing the lack of biodiversity within the Amazon and contributing to the worldwide local weather emergency. Pulitzer Heart

Its part on Sister Dorothy Stang could be very worthwhile for it locations her story within the context of that warfare and studies how her demise, which received worldwide consideration, woke up the federal government to fuller motion and response.

Sister Dorothy’s brother David, who introduced my consideration to the e book above shared this reflection with me, giving permission to share with our DM readership.

Touring within the Amazon for ten years helped me understand what superior individuals Chico Mendez and Dorothy Stang had been/are and this e book confirms definitely what I noticed; nice individuals and horrific individuals. I’m offended that these horrific individuals killed my Sister Dorothy who at all times advised me, “I really like Brazil, the individuals of Brazil and God’s Nice Creation, the Amazon.”

“The Pupil, the Nun, and the Amazon,” half 3: UK scholar Sam Clements rides with Sister Dorothy Stang to witness the land and other people she served. stringfilms

My sister Marguerite and I traveled to Belem Brazil lower than two months earlier than her homicide. Dorothy acquired the Human Rights Award in December of 2004 from the Brazilian Nationwide Affiliation of Attorneys. They noticed Dorothy preventing for the authorized rights of the poor. For me she represents the lots of of different activists who’ve been killed along with the 1000’s of poor who’ve been murdered within the Amazon.

Whereas along with her she spoke out clearly to the press about this corrupt class of males within the Amazon, within the State of Para. This e book will inform the story of Chico and Dorothy significantly better than I. There may be one exception: Dorothy has an American Blood Household and we her Household even have a Brazilian Blood Household in Brazil as she is buried in Brazil and her blood flowed within the land of the Brazilian Amazon.

“The Pupil, the Nun, and the Amazon,” half 4: Sam Clements ends his go to with Sister Dorothy and returns to bear witness at her funeral. stringfilms. See the total documentary HERE.

After Dorothy was murdered, a Brazilian priest slept on high of her grave for weeks to verify her physique was not dug up and thrown into the woods. Lastly, troops had been despatched into the realm to guard the poor. Most of the poor troopers hugged me and had their image taken with the brother of Dorothy Stang. Typically that they had tears of their eyes. These troopers knew and felt Dorothy Stang.

I can’t pass over additionally the truth that once I went to Anapu to her Celebration of Dying in February, 2005, 1000’s of individuals hugged Dorothy’s brother with tears and worry for his or her lives, tears of unbelief, trauma that now the killers will once more management their lives.

See Matthew Fox, Confessions: The Making of a Postdenominational Priest (2015 version), pp. 341-343, 433, 448.

And Fox, Creation Spirituality: Liberating Items for the Peoples of the Earth.

And Fox, Skylar Wilson and Jennifer Listug, Order of the Sacred Earth: An Intergenerational Imaginative and prescient of Love and Motion.

To learn the transcript of Matthew Fox’s video educating, click on HERE.

Banner Picture: Ibama and the Federal Police are preventing a prison group accountable for illegally extracting and buying and selling wooden from the Gurupi Organic Reserve and the Caru and Alto Turiaçu Indigenous Lands, in Maranhão, Brazil. Felipe Werneck – Ascom/Ibama. Wikimedia Commons.

Queries for Contemplation

How do these tales of Sister Dot encourage you?

Really useful Studying

Confessions: The Making of a Submit-Denominational Priest (Revised/Up to date Version)

Matthew Fox’s stirring autobiography, Confessions, reveals his private, mental, and religious journey from altar boy, to Dominican priest, to his eventual break with the Vatican. 5 new chapters on this revised and up to date version carry added perspective in gentle of the writer’s continued journey, and his reflections on the present modifications happening in church, society and the setting.
“The unfolding story of this irrepressible religious revolutionary enlivens the thoughts and emboldens the center — should studying for anybody all in favour of braveness, creativity, and the way forward for faith.”
—Joanna Macy, writer of World as Lover, World as Self

Fox’s spirituality weds the therapeutic and liberation present in North American Creation Spirituality and in South American Liberation Theology. Creation Spirituality challenges readers of each spiritual and political persuasion to unite in a brand new imaginative and prescient by means of which we be taught to honor the earth and the individuals who inhabit it because the reward of and simply Creator.
“A watershed theological work that gives a typical floor for spiritual seekers and activists of all stripes.” — Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Observe.

Order of the Sacred Earth: An Intergenerational Imaginative and prescient of Love and Motion

By Matthew Fox, Skylar Wilson, and Jen Listug Within the midst of worldwide hearth, earthquake and flod – as species are going extinct each day and nationwide and international economies totter – the planet doesn’t want one other church or faith. What it wants is a brand new Order, grounded within the Knowledge traditions of each East and West, together with science and indigenous. An Order of the Sacred Earth united in a single sacred vow: “I promise to be one of the best lover and defender of the Earth that I may be.” Co-authored by Matthew Fox, Skylar Wilson, and Jennifer Listug, with a ahead by David Korten, this assortment of essays by 21 religious visionaries marks the founding of the various and inclusive Order of the Sacred Earth, a neighborhood now evolving world wide.
“The Order of the Sacred Earth not solely calls us residence to our true nature as Earth, but in addition presents us invaluable steerage and firm on the best way.”  ~~ Joanna Macy, environmental activist and writer of Energetic Hope.



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