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.”
Delegate Meera Jadev
“There was so much to learn, so much to experience, so much to reflect and absorb. How could we not have been transformed by this experience?”, said Meera Jadev, who was one of the Indian delegates on the trip, and it was not a trip at all for her as Maher is her hometown. […]
Global Citizen Journey, Kashmir 2018 – A Life-Changing Journey
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 […]
Report from India GCJ Delegation to Maher in Pune
Last years TRIP to India included 24 delegates from the United States, India, Germany, Venezuela, and Spain. To learn more about their experiences, click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.