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Dorothy Stang's Death

Born (Birthday) July 7, 1931

Death Date February 12, 2005

Age of Death 73 years

Cause of Death Murder

Profession Civil Rights Leader

The civil rights leader Dorothy Stang died at the age of 73. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

American-born Brazilian nun who was an outspoken advocate for the environment and the rights of the poor. She was murdered on her way to a community meeting for Amazon rights.

She had one brother, David Stang, who met with the American Ambassador to Brazil following her death.

Stang’s murder met all the key elements. In June 2005, two men were charged with conspiracy to murder an American outside the United States in connection with her death.

Quotes

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The death of the forest is the end of our life.

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I don’t want to flee, nor do I want to abandon the battle of these farmers who live without any protection in the forest. They have the sacrosanct right to aspire to a better life on land where they can live and work with dignity while respecting the environment.