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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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Religious Youth Service Resources for Organizers

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Religious Youth Service Projects in 2012

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Puttlam District, Sri Lanka - In the ongoing process of healing the wounds of civil war, participants in a Dec. 15-21, 2012, Religious Youth Service project built a community center in a northwestern Sri Lanka village  where Muslim civilians found safe haven during the civil war. 

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Kavre, Nepal - A Religious Youth Service project at an orphanage and monastery in Banepa in the Kavre District of Nepal Dec. 2-9, 2012, included community-based service, education in values, leadership training, interfaith visits and dialogues and cross-cultural learning experiences.

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Kavre, Nepal - Nine Russians participated in the Religious Youth Service project "Creating friendship through interreligious volunteering" that took place in Nepal Dec. 2-9, 2012.

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Kavre, Nepal - UPF-Nepal organized a Religious Youth Service project that included renovating an orphanage and building a wall at a Buddhist monastery in Kavre, central Nepal, December 1 through 8.

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Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka - In the Puttlam district of northwest Sri Lanka are living many Muslims who were displaced during the country's decade-long civil war, and RYS-Sri Lanka is inviting local and international youth to help build a community center in the district's coastal town of Kalpitiya December 15 to 21.

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Multan, Pakistan - Youth from all provinces of Pakistan assembled in Multan Oct. 12-19, 2012, for a multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-cultural Religious Youth Service project that included service-learning activities, visits to religious sites and providing a drinking water system and toilets for Hindu slum dwellers.

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Tirana, Albania - Young people from six nations took part in the first Religious Youth Service project in Tirana, Albania, Aug. 20-26, 2012, where they planted trees and learned world religions from religious leaders and scholars.

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Twenty-eight youth from 13 nations assembled in Pilistvere, Estonia, Aug. 13-22, 2012, where they renovated a monument to the victims of communist repression and made improvements at the Lutheran church's summer café.

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Portland Parish, Jamaica - Youth from six nations assembled on Aug. 3, 2012 for a 13-day Religious Youth Service project on Jamaica's northeast coast, where they cleaned classrooms, repaired a fence and did landscaping at an elementary school.

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Castries, St. Lucia - A St. Lucia youth leader who hosted young Americans at a service-learning project in his district last December helped organize a Religious Youth Service project Aug. 2-13, 2012, that included times of hard work, sacrifice, fun, adventures, learning and loving.

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