Sharing the Religious Youth Service Vision in Asia

May 17, 2010

Bangkok, Thailand - On May 17, the turmoil of a political conflict was spilling into violence in one section of Bangkok. In another section of the city the UPF invited me as International Director of Religious Youth Service to make a presentation about our service-learning activities to leaders from 16 nations of South and South-East Asia.

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RYS Students Help with Improvements to School in Plaeng Yao, Thailand

May 16, 2010

Plaeng Yao, Chacheongsao Province, Thailand - Young adults from 10 nations representing five religions came to the rural area of Thailand where the local school had only four classrooms for six grades. When they left the village, they had dramatically elevated the four classrooms nearly four meters, in order to create space below for four new rooms-more than enough space to allow the children to study together with their peers.

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Day of Families in Thailand Celebrated at Elementary School

May 15, 2010

Chacheongsao, Thailand - For the International Day of Families, May 15, a presentation on the “Family as the School of Love” was given to the parents in Plaeng Yao District and participants in Religious Youth Service project taking place in at the school. This was followed by various types of family games and awarding of scholarships to 10 students.

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Religious Youth Service Project Helps Renovate Thai School

May 7, 2010

Chacheongsao, Thailand - Government officials, Ambassadors for Peace, Muslim leaders, and students welcomed volunteers with Religious Youth Service who are helping to renovate the Prachanukhro School.

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First Asian Parliamentarian Leadership Conference Held in Bangkok

October 11, 2009

Bangkok, Thailand - Nearly 150 current and former Asian parliamentarians from ten nations attended the First Asian Parliamentarian Leadership Conference on Peace, October 8-11, 2009 held in Bangkok, organized by UPF-Asia.

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Day of Peace in Bangkok

September 28, 2009

Bangkok, Thailand - Events organized for the Day of Peace included a seminar, concert, and observances of one minute of silence in 15 schools.

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Young Asian Leaders Attend Bangkok Summit

August 8, 2009

Bangkok, Thailand - Nearly 500 youth from 15 Asian nations attended the second annual International Young Leaders Summit on August 7 in Bangkok, co-hosted by the Youth Federation for World Peace International, Universal Peace Federation-Asia, and the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security.

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A Peace Program for Laotians and Thais

March 15, 2009

Udon Thani, Thailand - A peace program for Laotians and Thais was held March 14-15 in Udon Thani, Thailand. Participants enjoyed a two-day educational program with songs and games.

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South East Asian Leaders Celebrate International Day of Peace

September 21, 2008

Bangkok, Thailand - The International Day of Peace was celebrated at a conference with participants from 18 countries.

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Southeast Asia Peace Initiative Promoted in Bangkok

July 28, 2008

Bangkok, Thailand - The United Nations Conference in Center in Bangkok was the setting for the launch of UPF’s Southeast Asia Peace Initiative on July 28, 2008.

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Southeast Asia Peace Initiative Declaration

July 28, 2008

The founding document of the Southeast Asia Peace Initiative, inaugurated during the International Leadership Conference, sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation of Asia, held at the United Nations Conference Centre, in Bangkok, Thailand on July 27-30, 2008

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NextGen Interns in Thailand

June 20, 2008

Team Thailand stayed in the country the work began and ended. Interns Hannah Boyd, Jacob Shaw, and Justin Frisk worked in Songkla in the south of Thailand where they taught character education at an orphanage for children who had lost their parents or been displaced by war. The orphanage is in a safe area away from the conflict.

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It Was Epic! — NextGen Character Education Interns in Asia

June 20, 2008

The NextGen Leadership Academy was established on the West Coast of the US in 2005 to help young people build self-confidence, self-awareness, and foster maturity to better prepare them for family life and their college and/or other career.

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Southern Thailand Peace Initiative Launched

April 9, 2008

Pattani, Yala, and Narathiwat, Thailand - In response to the insurgency that began in southern Thailand in 2004, a southern Thailand Peace Initiative was launched in Songkhla province April 4-8, 2008.

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Thai Youth Learn Principles of Peacebuilding

April 8, 2008

SONGKA, THAILAND - A hundred young volunteers from southern Thailand learned principles of peace and conflict resolution to equip them to serve as peacebuilders in communities threatened by insurgency.

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Religious Youth Service Builds a Playground in Thailand

December 29, 2006

UPF-Thailand together with the Foundation for Development and Peace and the International Cultural Educational Foundation were the main organizers of the Thailand-Cambodia Religious Youth Service Project December 14-28, 2006 under the theme “Building a Culture of Heart and Character through Service.”

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RYS Participants and Local Volunteers Restore Educational Facilities

December 28, 2006

Thailand/Cambodia – Together with local volunteers, the RYS participants were involved in the restoration of several educational facilities. In Thailand, service took place in the Buddhist community of Samut Prakan. Most of the participants (about 35) departed early to go to Siem Reap, Cambodia, where they worked in the Islamic community at the Qamaruddin Al-Islamiyan School located beside the mosque. 

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Peace Tour Builds UPF in Thailand

November 29, 2006

Thailand - Five American Ambassadors for Peace arrived in Bangkok on November 22 to deliver the UPF peace message.

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I. Yusuf: Quest for Participatory Government in Thailand

January 2, 2006

Since the end of the colonial era, when the Muslim nation-states emerged on the scene, we have had nation-states with flags but without any values or a political culture, a political ideology based on Islam.

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RYS-Thailand Modeling the Ideals of World Peace

May 10, 2005

Thailand— The Thailand RYS education program was designed to train participants to become future leaders. Based on the theme “Modeling the Ideals of a World Peace,” the activities focused on team building, conflict resolution, increased awareness and appreciation of interaction styles.

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