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Religious Youth Service

RYS Shares Vision for Peace Park in Honduras

November 11, 2015

Tegucigalpa, Honduras—From November 4 to 11, representatives of RYS and UPF presented a vision for a peace park to government officials and a former head of state.

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RYS: Youth Leadership Program

July 15, 2015

Washington, D.C., USA—Young leaders from around the world participated in a Religious Youth Service project in Washington, D.C. from July 12-15.  

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Working in Unity: Religious Youth Service Clean-up

June 28, 2015

Auckland, New Zealand—A Religious Youth Service project in New Zealand gave a group of young people the chance to do hard work with their hands and also understand people of other faiths with their heart.

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Religious Youth Service Project Helps Rebuild Nepal

June 16, 2015

Kathmandu, Nepal—More than 30 young people from around the world participated in a Religious Youth Service project in Nepal in June.

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Honduran and American Youth Pave “Pathways to Peace”

June 14, 2015

Nutley, USA—Honduran and American students participated in the “Pathways to Peace” cultural exchange project in New Jersey. 

 

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UPF-Australia: RYS Project Includes Tree-planting

June 13, 2015

Riverwood, Australia—Young people from 16 nationalities and six faiths came together to plant trees in a project of the Religious Youth Service (RYS).

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Korean and Japanese Youth Connect with Ukraine through Service

May 10, 2015

Lviv, Ukraine—Several young people from Korea and Japan journeyed to the historic city of Lviv in western Ukraine to take part in Religious Youth Service projects.

 

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RYS-Built Community Center Opens in Sri Lanka

April 18, 2015

Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka—Members of Parliament and other dignitaries attended the opening ceremony for a village community center built by the Religious Youth Service, a UPF project.

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Religious Youth Service Alumni Reunion in Washington DC

December 13, 2014

DCRYS-2014-12-13Washington 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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Religious Youth Service Project in Sri Lanka

December 12, 2014

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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RYS Youth Restore Sri Lankan Hospital

December 6, 2014

SriLanka-RYS-2014-12-06Sri 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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Religious Youth Service Project Held in Washington DC

July 24, 2014

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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Service Project in Georgia Brings Together Youth Peace Activists

July 20, 2014

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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Religious Youth Service Project Held in Moldova

June 9, 2014

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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Philippines Hosts a Religious Youth Service Project

May 31, 2014

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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In Honduras, It’s Not about the Pieces, But How They Work Together

January 16, 2014

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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Religious Youth Service Project in New Delhi

December 22, 2013

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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Religious Youth Service Project Brings International Youth to Jerusalem

December 22, 2013

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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Religious Youth Service Project in Central Sri Lanka

December 20, 2013

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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Religious Youth Service Project in Pokhara, Nepal

November 30, 2013

Pokhara, Nepal - A Religious Youth Service project in Pokhara Nov. 24-30, 2013, included community-based volunteer work, educational presentations, interfaith and community visits, interactive programs and cross-cultural learning experiences.

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