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Religious Youth Service

RYS Holds Celebration and Promotes Interfaith

November 25, 2006

Australia – On November 25th Fazida Razak, an RYS Global manager held an EID celebration at her home in order to celebrate the end of Ramadan. This celebration was also an opportunity to acknowledge the co-partners of Building Bridges events in 2006 and to forge stronger ties for 2007.

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RYS Participants Help Rebuild a School in India

November 14, 2006

India  – Participants were warmly welcomed by the Muthuvan tribal people, who were very happy to receive outsiders coming to offer substantial help. The RYS participants were instrumental in the critical reconstruction of a local school building, destroyed by the monsoons.

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RYS Participants Help Provide Running Water for School

September 3, 2006

Kandapola, Sri Lanka  This year Sri Lanka had a unique RYS program called the CELEBRATION OF LIFE. Participants helped to provide a running water facility for the area around the Methodist College in Kandapola, as well as upgrading the Primary section of the school.

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RYS Participants Undertake Restoration Projects in Estonia

August 16, 2006

Pilistvere, Estonia – One group worked at the Lutheran church cleaning and finishing the restoration work in the steeple of the church. The second group worked on two adventure courses which benefited the community and could be enjoyed by everyone. Finally, on the third project, the group built an extension to one side of the sauna and on the roof.

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RYS Participants Repair Community Buildings in Waterford

August 15, 2006

Waterford, Jamaica – Thirty-two young people labored enthusiastically cleaning, repairing and painting the Waterford High School, the Waterford Primary School, and the Waterford Community Center.

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Religious Youth Service Helps Build a Community Center in Southern Sri Lanka

August 10, 2006

Tangalle, Sri Lanka - After the December 26, 2004 tsunami, RYS worked with other agencies to build a community center and sports complex in Tangalle, on the southern coast.

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RYS Organizes a Leadership Seminar in Jamaica

July 30, 2006

Kingston, Jamaica – Religious Youth Service (RYS) organized a Leadership Seminar to educate its next generation of leaders or second wave of leadership, to help expand its worldwide work.

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RYS Helps Build a Kindergarten in Lan Jia Chun

July 25, 2006

Lan jia chun, China – Chinese and foreign RYS participants helped the workmen building a kindergarten in the small village.

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RYS Participants Restore a Community Meeting Place in Palau

July 23, 2006

Airai, Palau  RYS participants restored Bai ra Mlengl, the village's traditional meeting place.

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RYS Helps Build Additions on to a Mayan School

July 12, 2006

Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala – RYS volunteers from Cuba, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, United Kingdom, and the United States helped build additions on to a Mayan school.

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RYS Project Renovates Primary School in Malaysia

June 7, 2006

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 Promotes Interreligious Harmony in Chennai, India

April 4, 2006

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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F. Razak: Transformative Experiences in Religious Youth Service

January 2, 2006

At the end of a Religious Youth Service project in Hungary, a Jewish participant told me, "When I see a Muslim I think they want to kill me. But somehow, you have shown me that not all Muslims want to kill Jews. If you ever come to Israel, you are welcome to my house.” That statement changed my life.

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RYS 2006 National and International Projects Review

January 1, 2006

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 Hosts Regional Religious Youth Service Project

September 30, 2005

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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Tamils and Sinhalese Help Tsunami Survivors on the International Day of Peace

September 21, 2005

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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Rebuilding After a Tsunami Through Interreligious Harmony

August 24, 2005

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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Religious Youth Service Rebuilds Homes after Guyana Flooding

August 23, 2005

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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RYS Builds Schools and Education Environment for Orphans in Zambia

August 17, 2005

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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RYS Hosts an Interreligious Service Project in Mongolia

August 13, 2005

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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