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 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 by:
- Becoming a citizen diplomat
- Being an active peacebuilder
- Meeting your global neighbors
- Developing your leadership skills
- Learning 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 – 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, learning and the stories that emerge.
Our ongoing international journey is 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.”
Upcoming Trip News – Uganda postponed
Global Citizen Journey had planned to travel to Uganda, ‘The Pearl of East Africa,’ in partnership with Uganda Martyr’s Orphanage Project in Tororo. The November 2020 trip has been postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic and now the ensuing hardships being experienced there. Food shortages, spiraling inflation and a host of political complications combine to […]
Lessons From a Global Citizen’s Journey to Uganda
After much soul-searching, a deep YES resounded in my soul to return to Africa to spend last January in Uganda and February in South Africa. I embraced the trip as one of mutual exchange and part of the work of Global Citizen Journey. I learned so much, formed treasured relationships and was gratified to find that […]
GCJ is fiscal sponsor for Washington State Poor People’s Campaign
GCJ and ELFA International
Our wonderful nonprofit partner in India, Education and Livelihood For All International (ELFA International), recently shared these photos of notebooks, desks and other supplies bought for the impoverished school children in Kashmir with the help of donations collected by Global Citizen Journey (GCJ). A big thank you to ELFA for all the great work! GCJ aims to build peaceful relations […]