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Religious Youth Service A Project of the Universal Peace Federation

Our Vision:

Our Vision Young leaders of all faiths serving others for peace

Religious:

Religious Interfaith cooperation is the foundation for peace. By affirming universal principles that all religions share we can learn to respect one another and cooperate to build a better world.

Youth:

Youth Young people are the future of our society. The quality of the future will depend on the character of the young people. They will inherit the earth and the responsibility for peace.

Service:

Service To freely serve is to make the ideals of compassion and charity a reality. Service – living for the sake of others – is the highest expression of love.

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RYS is a service-learning program with a special focus on developing personal leadership and peacebuilding skills. Service Learning

Leadership Development:

Leadership Development Understand people of different cultures, races, and ethnic groups Practice communication skills Gain team-building experience Respect universal values taught by all religions Promote community development Expand global awareness

A Culture of Peace:

A Culture of Peace Educational and cultural programs are aimed at promoting mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation.

History:

History Founded by Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon at the Assembly of World Religions in 1985 Over 250 projects in 60 nations Eleven nations organized projects in 2012:

Planting trees and helping at an orphanage in Tirana:

Planting trees and helping at an orphanage in Tirana ALBANIA

Renovating buildings in Pilistvere:

Renovating buildings in Pilistvere ESTONIA

Renovating buildings in Zugdidi:

Renovating buildings in Zugdidi GEORGIA

Making improvements at an elementary school in Portland Parish:

Making improvements at an elementary school in Portland Parish JAMAICA

Helping at a geriatric center in Ialoveni:

Helping at a geriatric center in Ialoveni MOLDOVA

Helping at an orphanage in Kavre; repairing a water system in Chitlang:

Helping at an orphanage in Kavre ; repairing a water system in Chitlang NEPAL

Providing sanitation for Hindu slum dwellers in Multan:

Providing sanitation for Hindu slum dwellers in Multan PAKISTAN

Cleaning the House of Writers in St. Petersburg:

Cleaning the House of Writers in St. Petersburg RUSSIA

Putting up tents and bringing supplies after the flooding in Krymsk:

Putting up tents and bringing supplies after the flooding in Krymsk RUSSIA

Laying foundations for a community center in the Puttlam District:

Laying foundations for a community center in the Puttlam District SRI LANKA

Cleaning and organizing activities at a school in Ciceron:

Cleaning and organizing activities at a school in Ciceron ST. LUCIA

Helping with rural development in Baan Dadthongchareon:

Helping with rural development in Baan Dadthongchareon THAILAND

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Haiti Join us Volunteer Support Lead

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www.upf.org www.religiousyouthservice.org Contacts: Dr. Frank LaGrotteria, Director of RYS 200 White Plains Road, New York, NY 10591 (914) 631-1331 ex 107 flagrotteria@religiousyouthservice.org Mrs. Tomiko Duggan, Director of RYS-DC 3600 New York Ave., NE, Washington, DC 20002 dcoffice@upf.org (202) 636-3236

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