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Religious Youth Service
A Project of the Universal Peace Federation
Our Vision
Young leaders of all faiths
serving others for the well-being of
our global human community
Our Mission
To help young people
develop personal
leadership and
peacemaking skills by
providing servicelearning opportuni...
RYS is built upon three pillars to create a
“culture of compassion”
Interfaith
Education
•
•

•

Understand people of
many...
Founded by Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon at the
Assembly of World Religions in 1985
Over 250 projects have been held in 60 natio...
ALBANIA

Planting trees and helping at an
orphanage in Tirana
ESTONIA

Renovating buildings in Pilistvere
GEORGIA

Renovating buildings in Zugdidi
GEORGIA Helping to renovate the Botanical
Garden in Zugdidi
JAMAICA

Making improvements at an elementary
school in Portland Parish
MOLDOVA Helping at a geriatric center in Ialoveni
NEPAL

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

Painting a school in Nuwakot
PAKISTAN

Providing sanitation for Hindu slum
dwellers in Multan
RUSSIA

Cleaning the House of Writers in
St. Petersburg
RUSSIA

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

Helping elderly people with chores in Ufa
SRI LANKA Laying foundations for a community
center in the Puttlam District
ST. LUCIA

Cleaning and organizing activities at a
school in Ciceron
TAJIKISTAN

Cleaning and painting at the
St. Nicholas Cathedral in Dushanbe
THAILAND Helping with rural development in
Baan Dadthongchareon
UNITED STATES

Making a “Shalom Peace Garden” at
a Jewish Center near Washington DC
Volunteer
Support
Lead
Haiti
www.upf.org
www.religiousyouthservice.org

Contact
Dr. Frank LaGrotteria, Director of RYS
200 White Plains Road, New York,...
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Religious Youth Service Introduction

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An introduction to Religious Youth Service, an interfaith service-learning program of the Universal Peace Federation

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Religious Youth Service Introduction

  1. 1. Religious Youth Service A Project of the Universal Peace Federation
  2. 2. Our Vision Young leaders of all faiths serving others for the well-being of our global human community
  3. 3. Our Mission To help young people develop personal leadership and peacemaking skills by providing servicelearning opportunities based on the universal principle of living for the sake of others.
  4. 4. RYS is built upon three pillars to create a “culture of compassion” Interfaith Education • • • Understand people of many faiths and ethnic backgrounds Foster interreligious and intercultural cooperation Learn to respect one another and develop a “heart of compassion” Leadership Development Service Project • • • Develop personal leadership capabilities Learn and experience teambuilding positive power to make a difference • • • Briefings by leaders in various fields Benefit from their leadership experience Develop a network of leaders
  5. 5. Founded by Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon at the Assembly of World Religions in 1985 Over 250 projects have been held in 60 nations.
  6. 6. ALBANIA Planting trees and helping at an orphanage in Tirana
  7. 7. ESTONIA Renovating buildings in Pilistvere
  8. 8. GEORGIA Renovating buildings in Zugdidi
  9. 9. GEORGIA Helping to renovate the Botanical Garden in Zugdidi
  10. 10. JAMAICA Making improvements at an elementary school in Portland Parish
  11. 11. MOLDOVA Helping at a geriatric center in Ialoveni
  12. 12. NEPAL Helping at an orphanage in Kavre; repairing a water system in Chitlang
  13. 13. NEPAL Painting a school in Nuwakot
  14. 14. PAKISTAN Providing sanitation for Hindu slum dwellers in Multan
  15. 15. RUSSIA Cleaning the House of Writers in St. Petersburg
  16. 16. RUSSIA Putting up tents and bringing supplies after the flooding in Krymsk
  17. 17. RUSSIA Helping elderly people with chores in Ufa
  18. 18. SRI LANKA Laying foundations for a community center in the Puttlam District
  19. 19. ST. LUCIA Cleaning and organizing activities at a school in Ciceron
  20. 20. TAJIKISTAN Cleaning and painting at the St. Nicholas Cathedral in Dushanbe
  21. 21. THAILAND Helping with rural development in Baan Dadthongchareon
  22. 22. UNITED STATES Making a “Shalom Peace Garden” at a Jewish Center near Washington DC
  23. 23. Volunteer Support Lead Haiti
  24. 24. www.upf.org www.religiousyouthservice.org Contact Dr. Frank LaGrotteria, Director of RYS 200 White Plains Road, New York, NY 10591 (914) 631-1331 ex 107 flagrotteria@religiousyouthservice.org

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