Memory of the Capucin Epiphane in Moirans-en-Montagne (Jura)

“Criminal acts, injustice, oppression, cruelty, inhumanity and of impieties perpetrated on slaves in such a number and so enormous"
Condemnation of the Capuchin Épiphane in Défense juridique de la liberté naturelle des esclaves

Portrait of the Capuchin, order founded in 1528

Épiphane Dunod, often known as Épiphane de Moirans (in Spanish “Fray Epifanio”), native of Moirans-en-Montagne, was a religious person of the Capuchin order who went in the New World where he rebelled against the slavery of Black people practiced in America by Europeans. His condemnation of extreme virulence in the name of the principles of religion led to his arrest, expulsion and a trial in Spain.

Only a street sign retains for the moment the memory of the Capuchin Épiphane in Moirans-en-Montagne. Nur ein Straßenschild enthält zur Zeit die Erinnerung an den Capuchin Épiphane in Moirans-en-Montagne.