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Bolivia is going through an important process of decolonization and construction of the country, a new political scenario that has generated a set of changes and transformations with the participation of indigenous peoples, peasants and society in general. This process is the outcome of the New Constitution enforced in 2010 that led to a new model of State and society that overcomes the old monocultural State, which used to promote a single language, a single official religion and an exclusive State structure of large majorities in multicultural societies.

By Mrs Jane Baron-Rechtman, Professor of World Religions and Bio-ethics at the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, NY and Member of the Interfaith Council on Ethics Education for Children

"I had a professor once who used to say there are two things you should read every day: the Bible and the New York Times.  His thinking was, if you want to understand human beings, what makes us tick, what our strengths, weaknesses, values, yearnings, wishes, sense of reality is all about, there’s nothing more human than those two texts.  Personally, I expand that to include the wisdom literature of all different traditions – and the New York Times.  And I consider myself so very fortunate that as a teacher of the world religions, I get to spend my days doing just that – reading and discussing the wisdom literature of different human cultures – with young minds who make really interesting comments and questions.

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