Dr. Ivone Gebara holds PhD in Philosophy from the Pontifical Roman Catholic University of São Paulo and a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Louvain/ Belgium. She is a Catholic nun who worked for many years in the northeastern part of Brazil, especially at the Instituto de Teologia in Recife. Gebara is a leading Latin American feminist liberation theologian and a renowned ecofeminist thinker who has taught and lectured at various universities and training institutes in Brazil and around the world. She currently lives in São Paulo, where she continues to advise many groups dedicated to popular education from a feminist and ecofeminist perspective. She has published a number of books and articles, among which Longing for Running Water. Ecofeminism and Liberation (1999) and Out of the Depths: Women’s Experience of Evil and Salvation (2002).