BOLIVIA SERVICE LEARNING
2015 JOIN US ON A PILGRIMAGE TO BOLIVIA
…AND MEET OUR SISTERS IN FAITH IN LA PAZ!
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We are planning a South American pilgrimage for the fall of 2015 that continues the tradition of our two previous service-learning trips to India and the Philippines, providing educational experiences as well as personal bonds with our liberal religious sisters.
Our pilgrimage will allow participants to gain a deeper understanding of social, economic, and environmental issues affecting the local community and the indigenous peoples. It will provide a unique opportunity to build and nurture intercultural dialog about our common values and goals of creating a more equitable world. We are planning to include visits to sacred religious sites in Bolivia (such as Salar de Uyuni, the worldâ€™s largest salt flat) and Peru.
Olga Flores, human rights activist and leader of a Unitarian Universalist community in La Paz, will accompany us on our journey of discovery, contributing relevant expertise and insights into our shared religious roots and the local culture.
Several days will be dedicated to a small gathering of liberal religious women in La Paz, where we will engage in a community capacity building effort called “Global Sisters Process,” a democratic decision-making process providing women with the necessary tools and skills to establish priorities and address them through consensual decision-making and action-planning.
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