Sister Dorothy Stang was a member of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur order, whose main charism is to provide education to the poor. Born on July 31, 1931 in Dayton, Ohio, Sister Stang traveled to Brazil where she fought against nefarious gangs who were attempting to crookedly take ownership of land that rightfully belonged to peasant workers. She was also educating those same peasants how to farm their lands without deforestation. Leaders of the gangs who were intimidating the peasant farmers had her murdered on February 12, 2005 because of the attention she was generating to her cause and subsequently to them.
The first video is an excerpt from the documentary They Killed Sister Dorothy, and you hear the voices and see the demonstrations of her supporters, as well as the bullshit of those who unsuccessfully tried to tarnish her image as an "agent of the North American government." The second video also discusses the murder of Sister Stang, and features interviews with members of her community.
I failed to mention the obvious: what upsets me most about her story is the fact that these cowardly murderers had the audacity to gun down a peaceful, elderly woman who - on top of being all those things - was unarmed. All she had with her at the time of her murder was a Bible.