Teresa Forcades

Teresa Forcades, Spanish nun, theologian, physician and political activist, is one of Europe’s leading radical thinkers. She studied medicine in Barcelona and the United States in the 1990s before entering monastic orders in 1997, when she became a Benedictine nun in the monastery of Sant Benet de Montserrat in Catalonia. She has combined this role with extensive work on public health, writings on feminist theology and extensive political campaigning. Marrying her Catholic faith with a passion for social justice, she came to prominence for her eloquent condemnation of the abuses of some of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies. She has gone on to found a leading Catalonian anti-capitalist independence movement and is one of the most eloquent voices in the world today against the injustices of capitalism and the patriarchy of modern society and of her own church. Polity has published her first work in English, Faith and Freedom.