This post is being made in the honor of two sister organizations, both founded by the same family. The first is Religious Youth Service, the second being Service for Peace.
"RYS is a project aimed at stimulating interreligious, and intercultural cooperation and understanding. We bring together young adults, representing their religions and nations in service to others, with the goal of building a culture of peace and lasting friendships."
-Daniel Bessell, International Director of RYS
"Service For Peace is an international not-for-profit organization that brings diverse groups together in service in order to cross barriers of race, religion, class, creed, or national origin, and address urgent social needs."
- SFP Website
Of particular note right now for SFP, is that October 14th was the first day of their 40 Days of Kindness Initiative, which ends on November 22nd (which is also the day of the Global Peace Festival in the U.K.)
An Act of Kindness is a unique act that has a positive effect on others. People are encouraged to do as many Acts of Kindness as they can, daily, weekly, and they all count.
40 Days of Kindness is part of a larger campaign called A Million Acts of Service and Kindness, led by the Points of Light Institute and is supported by a growing number of distinguished social sector organizations, with the goal of building a movement of kindness and service across the nation. To record your acts and inspiring stories, go to www.millionacts.org.
For more information about the 40 days of Kindness, you can go here.
May we all learn to forget as much as possible the pleasures of our modern life in order to help our brothers and sisters in need all the more.
In true brotherly love,
Christopher D. Osborn Bergen, Norge (Norway)