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Religious Youth Service

Religious Youth Service Volunteers Clean up after Flooding in Krymsk, Russia

August 9, 2012

Krymsk, Russia - After devastating floods in early July 2012, a Religious Youth Service team of ten people from various parts of Russia arrived in Krymsk on July 19 and spent seven days cleaning out rubbish, erecting tents to shelter the homeless and organizing donations that poured in from throughout the nation.

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Becoming Peacebuilders through Religious Youth Service in Georgia

July 30, 2012

Zugdidi, Georgia - Youth from eight nations arrived in Zugdidi in western Georgia on July 21, 2012, to spend ten days living and working as an interfaith and international community and gain insights into the culture, life, and faith of the people of this nation in the South Caucasus.

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About the Religious Youth Service

July 26, 2012

The Religious Youth Service is a nonprofit organization founded in 1986 to give opportunities to young religious people to live and work together as a community. The RYS has done projects in North America and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania.

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Religious Youth Service Project in Chitlang, Nepal

June 10, 2012

Kathmandu, Nepal - Religious Youth Service-Nepal organized a service-learning project June 2-9 in the village of Chitlang to build a library at the secondary school and renovate the community drinking water system. Read the detailed report by P. Venugopal, a participant from Malaysia.

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Facing the RYS Challenges in Chitlang, Nepal

June 9, 2012

Chitlang, Nepal - Thirty-six participants and four staff members set out by bus on June 2 from Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, to the village of Chitlang, where we would spend seven days together serving a school and local community. It was an interesting, valuable, and educational experience; we will never forget how we survived with limited resources, good lectures, and leadership training.

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A Decade of Religious Youth Service Builds Bonds Among Nepali Youth

June 9, 2012

Since 2002, Religious Youth Service has been organizing service-learning programs to build understanding, respect and cooperation among youth of Nepal's Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim communities. Here is a sampling of reports of projects through 2012.

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Religious Youth Service Projects

April 11, 2012

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 Project to Aid Jamaica Schools

April 9, 2012

Portland Parish, Jamaica - Religious Youth Service-Jamaica is inviting applicants for a service-learning experience from August 3 to 16 to help make improvements at three schools on Jamaica's northeast coast and experience the vibrant culture of this Caribbean island nation celebrating its 50th anniversary of independence under the motto "Out of Many, One People."

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Religious Youth Service Project to Take Place in Moldova

March 22, 2012

Ialoveni, Moldova - UPF-Moldova is organizing a Religious Youth Service project from July 21 to 29 that will include cleaning and repairing a senior citizens center in the Ialoveni region and creating a video promoting interfaith understanding and cooperation.

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Religious Youth Service Project to Take Place in Georgia

March 22, 2012

Samegrelo, Georgia - Building on the success of last July's Religious Youth Service project at an orphanage in Zugdidi, UPF-Georgia is organizing a project in that region of western Georgia from July 21 to 30.

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Decades of Religious Youth Service Build Bonds Among Thai Youth

March 19, 2012

Since 1989, Religious Youth Service has been organizing interfaith service-learning projects for youth in various parts of Thailand. Here is a sampling of reports of projects through 2012.

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Buddhist, Muslim, and Christian Youth Serve a School in Northern Thailand

March 19, 2012

Baan Dadthongchareon, Thailand - A Religious Youth Project in an agricultural community in northern Thailand from March 15 to 19 promoted understanding, friendship, and harmony among participants. The 70 Buddhist, Muslim, Christian, and Catholic youth worked together to improve a children's playground, build vegetable and fruit gardens, repair the road inside the school compound, and build a water drainage system.

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St. Petersburg House of Writers Hosts Religious Youth Service Project

January 27, 2012

St. Petersburg, Russia - People from Russia, Estonia and Latvia assembled iat the House of Writers near St. Petersburg for a Religious Youth Service project Jan. 24-27, 2012, helping clean the building and visiting religious sites in the area. 

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Decades of Religious Youth Service Build Bonds Among Sri Lankan Youth

December 22, 2011

Since 1992, Religious Youth Service has been offering Sri Lankans a model of how ethnic, religious, and even political differences can be bridged during the 1983-2009 civil war and its aftermath. Here is a sampling of reports through 2011.

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Religious Youth Service Builds Roof at School in Lumbini, Nepal

December 8, 2011

Lumbini, Nepal - The Universal Peace Federation opened its service project at a primary school in Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha, on December 1, the same day the government of Nepal launched a campaign to promote tourism and development of its key Buddhist shrines.

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Reflections by a Religious Youth Service Organizer in Trinidad & Tobago

November 21, 2011

Coming across a T-shirt with the slogan "The Revolution Has Begun - Join the Vision" from a group that I started with some friends at the University of the West Indies reminded me of the Religious Youth Service project we organized in Trinidad & Tobago in 2009.

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Building on Friendships Begun at Georgia Religious Youth Service Project

September 22, 2011

Yekaterinburg, Russia - The Yekaterinburg student who sent a hand-made gift for a Georgian student delivered during the Religious Youth Service Project there during the summer received a gift in return during a celebration of the International Day of Peace on Sept. 22, 2011.

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Religious Youth Service Creates a Peace Park in Siberia

August 22, 2011

Novosibirsk, Russia - The “Cherish Friendship, Create a Park of Peace” in Siberia, Aug. 15-21, 2011, grew out of the conviction that the future depends on friendship and understanding among people of different nations and religions.

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Religious Youth Service Builds Vegetable Garden at a School in Kochi, India

August 16, 2011

Kochi, India - A Religious Youth Service project Aug. 9-15, 2011, included planting fruit trees and a vegetable garden at a school in Kochi, India, cleaning an athletic field, training in communication and peacebuilding skills, and visits to religious and cultural sites.

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US Youth Serve at St. Lucia Religious Youth Service Project

August 13, 2011

Anse-la-Raye, St. Lucia - Participants in a Religious Youth Service project Aug. 2-13, 2011, in the small fishing village of Anse-la-Raye painted homes of senior citizens and made friends with local youth.

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