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Religious Youth Service

RYS 2004 National and International Projects Review

RYS Annual Report 2004

The year 2004 was filled with challenges and victories to inspire and educate young people modeling interreligious cooperation through selfless service. ...

RYS in its nearly 20-year history has built strong bonds of cooperation between young adults of each religion and culture, many of whom are presently working in fields of ecumenical and interreligious cooperation today. In 2004, RYS was able to educate youth through 15 service projects worldwide, including its first project in the Middle East and its 2nd annual Interreligious Peace Sports Festival. ... 

~John W. Gehring

Read the full report here! (PDF)

 This was the second RYS project in New Zealand and the 1 st international program. This project drew much support from Australia and pulled in participants from a wide variety of nations and religious traditions. Networking with organizations was a key to the programs success as Habitat for Humanity, the local civic leaders and the Moreau Youth Movement worked to model the pattern of cooperative living so critical in building a culture of everlasting peace.

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