World Citizen is a nonprofit organization based in Saint Paul, MN with a mission to empower communities to educate for a just and peaceful world.
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Five Peace Actions guide our work: (1) SEEK peace within yourself and others; (2) REACH OUT in service; (3) PROTECT the environment; (4) RESPECT diversity; (5) BE a responsible citizen of the world.

Lynn Elling

Lynn Elling, Founder of World Citizen

World Citizen Founder Lynn Elling, passed away February 14, 2016, at the age of 94. Lynn founded World Citizen in 1972 in response to witnessing war and destruction while serving in WWII as a naval officer. Since then, World Citizen has worked effortlessly to empower communities to educate for a just and peaceful world. Through our Peace Site and Peace Education programs, Lynn’s vision and commitment to peace will continue to flourish.
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Online Peace Education Courses focus on principles, frameworks, and practices, including conflict resolution, human rights, service learning, cultural understanding, and the intentional structures to create peaceful communities. Learn more
Becoming a Peace Site is a wonderful way to build community. Peace Sites can be located at schools, congregations, community centers, businesses, and more. World Citizen offers Peace Site kits for you to get started. Learn more
Onsite Peace Education Workshops are an opportunity for you to connect with other individuals, share ideas, and feel supported in peace keeping efforts in your communities. Workshops include guest speakers, discussions, and networking. Learn more
There are hundreds of Peace Sites across the world. Use World Citizen's map to find sites near you that you can visit. You can also get in touch with us if you're interested in having your Peace Site added to the map. Learn more