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Religious Youth Service

UPF chapters organize Religious Youth Service projects that offer service-learning opportunities with a special focus on developing personal leadership and peacemaking skills. Through living together and providing altruistic service in a community, participants demonstrate that it is possible for our global human family to come together in peace for our mutual well being.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia— The service project consisted of some heavy brick and cement work, painting and clearing the grounds of a dilapidated Primary School.

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Religious Youth Service teamed up Indian athletes from the Interreligious Peace Sports Festival to clean and preserve a 100-year-old sacred painting in a 2,000-year-old Hindu temple in rural south India in April 2006.

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RYS Annual Report 20062006 was a good year for Religious Youth Service. Thanks to the work of project developers and educators, we were able to carry out 13 international projects and give over 500 young people from 35 nations an opportunity to experience the stimulating interreligious and intercultural friendship building atmosphere of RYS.

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Chennai, India—Forty young, enthusiastic volunteers representing five religions assembled in Chennai Sept. 23-30, 2005 to take part in values education and to build bathrooms at an orphanage

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Religious Youth Service organized a service project in southern Sri Lanka Sept. 16-24, 2005, to mark the UN International Day of Peace and to help those affected by the tsunami.

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Bata Atha, Sri Lanka— An RYS project was held in “Bata Atha,” a remote village in the southern part of Sri Lanka. This area was the worst hit area by the tsunami in December 2004. RYS committee decided to build a community center for the people affected by the tsunami.

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Georgetown, Guyana - After the January 2005 flooding in which many people lost their homes, and in some cases, their lives, Religious Youth Service participants worked with Habitat for Humanity Aug. 11-23, 2005, on a housing project on the outskirts of Georgetown.

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Ndola, Zambia— The main focus of this RYS project was to have the participants from the different nations and religions cooperate to further build the school, providing a reasonable learning environment for the orphans. Participants built strong relationships with the community by visiting the residents’ homes and organizing various games for and with the children.

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Mongolia— The participants and leaders of this project came from the diverse religious backgrounds of Islam, Buddhism and Christianity. The work consisted of constructing a wall at the local Buddhist temple, and remaking the interior of the local Islamic mosque. Both were completed with satisfactory success.

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Indonesia The project involved leveling a local schoolyard, laying a bed of sand and cement, and positioning new paving bricks. Also six “restoration teams” (of eight people each) gave the classrooms a much-needed face-lift.

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Bristol, England RYS held an art service project from July 1st to the 9th. Initially many had been skeptical about the project. When they saw the finished work they were surprised at the way the project had inspired many diverse people to unite.

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Honduras— Working with the children to give them hope for a brighter future fits with the theme of the project “World Peace and the Role of Youth.” By working together with the children, the young people set an example of love and service.

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