Global Citizen Journey is excited  about the formation of our  GCJ delegation to Kashmir  this fall.  We still have a few openings and are planning our next Information Session for April 28.  There is lots of information up on the website.  Feel free to contact co-director Irene Michon at imichon58@gmail.com if you want more details sooner than late April!  We hope you are intrigued and will begin dreaming of Kashmir with us… The application for the journey is now available.

We are pleased to host this  “Meet & Greet” session in Seattle on Saturday from 10:30 am to noon at the wonderful Couth Buzzard Books & Espresso Buono Cafe, (8310 Greenwood Ave N) for anyone interested in learning about Kashmir… and especially for those of you interested to participate in our Kashmir 2018 delegation!

GCJ delegates met many wonderful Kashmiris during their travels in India last spring and they implored us to visit Kashmir and assured us we would fall in love with their beautiful land. They were right! It is a beautiful place with snow-capped mountains, the gorgeous Dal Lake, rich culture and traditions…  And deep pain. The complex and conflictual conditions in Kashmir seem tailor-made for our Global Citizen Journey (GCJ) model and in this time of Islamaphobia and increasing tensions amongst the various big powers on the planet, the time seems ripe. As global citizens, we will listen to the many sides of the issues there and we will bring stories of what we learned back to our home communities. Read more here: http://globalcitizenjourney.org/about-india/india-2018-kashmir-2/

For further details, please contact Susan Partnow at: susan@globalcitizenjourney.org

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Global Citizen Journey (GCJ) visited Burundi in 2008, but certainly engagement with the community did not end.  To this day, GCJ delegates are partnered with “Kazoza Kumukenyezi” which translates as “The woman’s future.” We have helped the Carama Widows Association purchase land to enable these inspiring women to support themselves and their families financially.  Now they have a chance to expand their production and the number of families they can support, but they need to raise about $2,000 funds to purchase the additional land.  To learn more about this amazing organization, visit their Facebook page or to donate to help with their next land purchase click here. Be sure to designate Carama Women when you donate! Read more about GCJ Burundi and our partnership with Kazoza Kumukenyezi here.

Who Are We?

Global Citizen Journey (GCJ) joins hearts and hands across continents and boundaries. We are a nonprofit organization with a vision of deep, ongoing connections that build understanding and bridge cultural differences with bonds of peace.

Our Mission

Our mission is to answer the question: “How can we create a culture of peace and world stewardship?” We answer that by creating opportunities for this to happen, especially in places that are little known beyond their borders. Take a journey of discovery:

  • Become a citizen diplomat
  • Be an active peacebuilder
  • Meet your global neighbors
  • Develop your leadership skills
  • Learn what’s really happening in our interconnected world from a grassroots perspective

Philosophy

GCJ fosters journeys of discovery, where people meet heart to heart. We are dedicated to BEING the change – so the way we work together is as important to us as the work we do. We invite and treasure the energy and passion of all who join us. We aspire to work in ways that help us each to learn and grow, generate new ideas, facilitate choice-creating, and transform. Passion, joy, and interconnectedness are our guiding principles.

As a delegate, you will live and work with your host country or community counterparts, sharing your unique cultural gifts, learning from each other, and finding the joy of common human ground. Together, you will complete a community service project and take part in dynamic workshops on compassionate listening, conflict resolution, and other topics to promote cross-cultural communication and leadership development. As a GCJ sponsor or volunteer, you will be actively involved in the planning, the learning, and the stories that emerge.

Our next international journey is emerging for Kashmir 2018. Other journeys will emerge as dynamic new volunteer project directors step forward (perhaps you?). As global citizens it is important to “Think globally, act locally.”