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A Nun’s Journey in the Amazon

posted on February 20, 2020

The New Yorker’s Elizabeth Barber profiles Jean Bellini, a nun who moved from upstate New York to Brazil in 1976 at age 33. Bellini joined the Pastoral Land Commission (C.P.T.), a Catholic group that supports indigenous peoples in claiming land that has been taken from them or is being destroyed. Barber writes, “Jean Bellini is a nun who believes that God made us free, and that we’ve used our freedom poorly. We’ve used it to create colonialism, capitalism, and other systems that exploit the poor and reward the rich; we’ve used it to build a world in which some people have too much and others have nothing. Now, we’re in a fix.”

Read at The New Yorker