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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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DCRYS-2014-12-13

Washington DC, USA – A Christmas gathering for alumni of Religious Youth Service projects took place Dec. 13, 2014 at the Peace Embassy in Washington, DC.

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Rajawaka, Sri Lanka - Young volunteers renovated a dispensary that serves disadvantaged people in the Ratnapura District of Sri Lanka Dec. 6-12, 2014.

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SriLanka-RYS-2014-12-06

Sri Lanka - Fifty participants with a Religious Youth Service project renovated part of a Sri Lankan hospital from Dec. 6 to 12, 2014.

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Washington DC, USA - A Religious Youth Service project in the US capital July 21-24, 2014, introduced young leaders to the vision, spiritual heritage and teachings of various religions as the foundation for developing leadership and peacemaking skills. Participants also met with members of Congress and senior leaders of government during the program.

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Washington DC, USA - A Religious Youth Service program in the US capital July 21-24, 2014, featured interfaith education, developing personal leadership and peacemaking skills, and planting trees at a Buddhist monastery.

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Zugdidi, Georgia - A Religious Youth Service project took place July 13-20, 2014 in western Georgia's historic province of Samegrelo.

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Chisinau, Moldova - A Religious Youth Service project in Moldova Aug. 3-6, 2014, included a variety of experiential learning activities and service and promoted interfaith understanding.

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Quezon City, Philippines - A Religious Youth Service project on the theme "Interreligious Youth Action in Community Development" took place in two poor areas of Quezon City, Philippines, May 29-31, 2014, in cooperation with Karamay ng Kabataan Center. Participants cleaned and painted at the Toro Hill Park in Barangay Bahay Toro.

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Comayagua, Honduras - “It’s not about the pieces… but how they work together” was the theme of an international, intergenerational service project in Honduras Jan. 7-16, 2014.

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New Delhi, India - St. Stephen's College of the University of Delhi hosted a Religious Youth Service project Dec. 16-22, 2013, that included renovating a shelter for children in the slums.

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Jerusalem, Israel - A Religious Youth Service project in Jerusalem Dec. 18-22, 2013, brought together 41 participants from 15 nations for a program of interfaith education, leadership training and community service.

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Nuwara-Eliya, Sri Lanka - A Religious Youth Service project in Walapane, central Sri Lanka, Dec. 13-20, 2013, included educational presentations, leadership development, learning about Sri Lanka's diverse religions and constructing a floor for a village medical clinic.

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