Global Citizen Journey (GCJ) returns to India in October 2018 with ambitious and adventurous plans to visit one of the most beautiful, diverse, and contested areas of India.   Most of us know little about Kashmir beyond a vague awareness that it is embroiled in intractable conflict.  We will be guided by our local sponsor ELFA International (Education and Livelihood for All) who will connect us with local Kashmiri leaders, nonprofits, and organizations so that we can learn, explore, and listen together. Our goal is to foster dialogue and relationship building and find bases of unity, a common purpose, and a creative process as well as a project that will be meaningful to the Kashmiri people.

Learn more here  (NOTE:  For those of you in the Seattle area, join us for a inspiring evening on Thursday, 8 March when we’ll share stories from last January’s delegation to India as well as talk about the situation in Kashmir and plans for this upcoming delegation.)

 “One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.”   Bryant McGill

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


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.”