Friday, February 18, 2005

Sister Dorothy Stang

I knew nothing directly about Sr Dorothy until news of her murder. I did know that some Christians were very active in protecting native peoples and their lands in Brazil and were opposing the greed of corporations. Sr Dorothy was almost certainly murdered for her work and ministry in Brazil. Because she was an American, more notice was paid to her killing but there is really nothing new about this kind of violence. Unbridled capitalism is an evil and pillaging force in the world, especially in poorer countries where people are desperate to make some living. Foreign debt, terrorism, arms trade and drugs are all part of the plague which requires out attention and decision. Politically and morally, what can do we do right now?