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Religious Youth Service

RYS Held International Alumni Project in United States

August 12, 1990

California, United States—This conference for 500 religious leaders and scholars had a theme that related to passing on the inheritance to the next generation. Most of the participants and staff were worldwide RYS alumni who were invited to attend the Assembly of the World's Religions (AWR).

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RYS-Poland Works at Three Sites in Southwest Poland

August 3, 1990

Krakow, Poland—Three work sites, Krakow, Zakopane and Karniowice, all in the Southwest part of Poland, were arranged within a two-hour drive of each other. This project was welcomed by the Polish people and municipal leaders who viewed this as a great opportunity to link their communities to the international youth.

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RYS-Italy Repairs Former Church used for Social Service

April 27, 1990

Rome Italy—From April 17th to the 27th, participants repaired a former church that was being used for social services. Most of the participants helped with the carpentry work and light construction tasks.

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RYS-Thailand builds an Orphanage and Day Care

April 13, 1990

Southern Thailand—Based on the success of the first Thailand RYS project a second project, was designed and implemented from April 1st to the 13th. Whereas the first project was in the North, the second was carried out in the South and brought participants from all regions of the nation.

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RYS-Thailand Works with Village and Learns from Culture

October 26, 1989

Chang-Mai/Baan Nong Gai Village, Thailand— Thirty-one staff and participants attended this first Thailand National RYS Program, held in the Chiang Mai area, Thailand, on October 17-26, 1989.

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RYS Builds Shelters,Training Centers and Restores Monastery in Three Cities of Italy

August 10, 1989

Rome, Artena and Palestrina, Italy— RYS participants enjoyed the cultural, historic, and sightseeing programs. The educational program offered not only a deep understanding of Christianity but of aspects of all the major world religions.

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RYS Repairs Methodist Church and Dehli Mosque in India

January 11, 1989

New Dehli, India— RYS participants worked from January 4th to the 11th to restore parts of a Methodist Church and also repaired portions of a Delhi mosque to model the cooperation between people of faith.

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RYS Builds Various Centers in Spain

August 10, 1988

Baza, Granada and Sevilla, Spain— RYS renovated and built centers for different needs in three different cities. The program offered a rich diversity of cultural programs as well as special insights into Christianity, Judaism and Islam. 

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RYS Constructs a Community Center in Portugal

August 21, 1987

Lisbon, Portugal—The RYS selected Portugal as the host nation for the next project and chose to largely focus on caring for the African immigrant population near Lisbon. Constructing a community center was a way to help give a place for older and younger generations to come together.

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RYS Builds School in Kenya

June 1, 1987

Western Kenya—In hopes to learn how to work efficiently in Africa the IRFF and RYS combined to set up a smaller regional project which could benefit the local community while serving as a training ground for future activites.

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RYS Education and Cultural Programs in the Philippines

August 15, 1986

Aphalit, Cavite and Ilo-Ilo Island, Philippines—The participants spent four days in Manila taking part in education and cultural programs. During this time they visited both religious and cultural sites including a mosque, Taoist Center, Buddhist temple and Roman Catholic Cathedral.

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