Historical Who is Who

CAMARA, Helder

1909 - 1999
Brazil
RELIGION

Life

Brazilian Archbishop known for his identification with justice for the poor. From a background in which he was identified with a church establishment which was closely linked to military dictatorship, the second half of his life was radically different. His understanding of the Christian gospel led him to expect the church to challenge colonialism. He promoted the development of local base communities of Christians within Brazil and was a rallying point for non-violent social transformation within Latin America and internationally.

http://www.ttstm.com/2010/02/february-7-helder-camara-priest-bishop.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/obituary-archbishop-helder-camara-1115091.html

http://www.sofn.org.uk/printme/sofia/68helder_camara.html

http://iglesiadescalza.blogspot.co.uk/2010/03/dom-helder-camara-monsignor-romero-and.html

Writings

The Spiral of Violence http://www.alastairmcintosh.com/general/spiral-of-violence.htm

Pastoral Poems http://www.jmm.org.au/articles/31367.htm

Essential Writings (print selection) http://www.thinkingfaith.org/articles/book_20091002_1.htm

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