Building Peace — One Connection at a Time
Global Citizen Journey (GCJ) is a “living learning laboratory” designed to engage diverse individuals in a joint effort to bring forth a just, peaceful and sustainable global society. This effort often requires a change of mind and heart involving a shift and expansion of consciousness that is experienced through grassroots community action on a global level. Such action begins with a journey that generates knowledge and understanding, skills and first-hand real-world experience. These, in turn, inspire shifts in attitudes, values and feelings.
Journeys are carefully designed to create relationships that extend the connections between individuals, villages and organizations beyond the trips themselves. GCJ arises from the question “How can we create a culture of peace and world stewardship?” We believe the best place to start is with a simple network of grassroots connections: global citizens are in the making.
GCJ trips are journeys of discovery, where people meet heart to heart. Our delegates live and work with their host country counterparts, sharing unique cultural gifts, learning from each other and finding the joy of common human ground. Each journey involves working together to complete a project, but the heart of the trip is not the project, rather it is the human connection that comes from working together toward a common goal.
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