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  • Thrivent Choice Dollars Expire March 31st Thrivent Choice, the member-advised charitable grant program from Thrivent Financial, continues to be a welcome funding source for nonprofit organizations nationwide, and World Citizen is one of them.If ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2017, 10:09 AM by Dan Thiede
  • Caren Stelson reads from Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story; Red Balloon Bookstore rededicates Peace Site On Saturday, January 21, 2017 Minnesota author Caren Stelson was at the Red Balloon Bookshop in Saint Paul for reading, discussion, and activities surrounding her book Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2017, 10:10 AM by Dan Thiede
  • Register now for Nov. 3, 2016 Equity in Education Summit Missing Voices: Equity in Education Summit is a collective-impact summit of educators, students, families, and community members that defines solutions to improve the future of education.Date: Thursday, November ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2016, 1:32 PM by Dan Thiede
  • Book launch - Sachiko: A Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Survivor's Story Join us for the launch of Sachiko: A Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Survivor's Story. From the starred review in School Library Journal: "This sensitive and well-crafted account of a ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2016, 1:28 PM by Dan Thiede
  • Lakes International Language Academy named international peace site Lakes International Language Academy recently concluded its inaugural international language and cultural exchange program, "Camp Dragon – Mandarin By The Lake", which brought 18 Chinese students ages 10 and up and ...
    Posted Aug 12, 2016, 7:36 AM by Dan Thiede
  • Register now for October 25 Peace Education Workshop featuring Zoe Weil World Citizen is pleased to announce that Zoe Weil, a pioneer in the humane education movement, will be joining us for our Fall 2016 Peace Education Workshop on October 25 ...
    Posted Jul 25, 2016, 7:41 AM by Dan Thiede
  • Students can explore peace on the 2016 Peace Matters Expedition Outward Bound Peacebuilding is pleased to announce the June 2016 Peace Matters Expedition, an interfaith exploration of peace. The program is offered in partnership the Nobel Peace Prize Forum and ...
    Posted Apr 30, 2016, 6:27 AM by Dan Thiede
  • A Memorial Tribute to Lynn Elling 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 ...
    Posted Mar 24, 2016, 5:03 AM by Dan Thiede
  • Thrivent Choice Dollars Expire March 31st Thrivent Choice, the member-advised charitable grant program from Thrivent Financial, continues to be a welcome funding source for nonprofit organizations nationwide, and World Citizen is one of them.If ...
    Posted Mar 1, 2016, 4:31 PM by Dan Thiede
  • Eight upcoming Restorative Practice trainings for youth and adults A restorative school is centered on relationships, building community and repairing harm. Multiple practices provide multi-tiered levels of support for students, staff and family. Some of this June’s ...
    Posted Mar 1, 2016, 4:21 PM by Dan Thiede
  • Save the Date for the Youth Summit - March 10 at Saint Paul College The daylong Outfront Minnesota Youth Summit event is for high school students in grades 9-12. The morning includes a large group session and workshops on the various topics, which ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2016, 5:11 AM by Dan Thiede
  • 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Forum Delegate Tickets Now Available The 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Forum will focus on the work of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi (2014) who has dedicated his life to ending child labor and child ...
    Posted Dec 21, 2015, 5:55 AM by Dan Thiede
  • Register for October 20th Onsite Peace Ed Workshop! These active workshops are an opportunity for you to get together with other peace educators to create connections, share ideas and learn some new ones. Workshops are structured with discussions ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2015, 8:54 AM by Dan Thiede
  • Dedicate Open Book in Minneapolis as an International Peace Site this September In honor of Open Book's place in the global community and its promotion of intercultural understanding, and in recognition of the connecting power of literature, please join us for ...
    Posted Aug 28, 2015, 1:19 PM by Dan Thiede
  • September Field Trip Opportunities: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Exhibitions Like to plan ahead and looking for a field trip opportunity at the beginning of the next school year?In September, Landmark Center in St. Paul will host two exceptional ...
    Posted May 29, 2015, 10:12 AM by Dan Thiede
  • Join us for Onsite Peace Education Workshop Jan. 27 Erin Walsh will be our featured speaker on Tuesday, January 27th for our 2015 Peace Education Workshop. Erin Walsh, M.A. is a dynamic, knowledgeable speaker who has addressed a ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2015, 9:03 AM by Dan Thiede
  • Star Tribune - Third grader helps promote peace Article by: Katy Read, Star Tribune. Updated: November 12, 2014 at 10:28am.Student spreads the message of ‘love and joy.’Jaelyn Lende remembers a time, way back in kindergarten ...
    Posted Nov 12, 2014, 6:42 PM by Dan Thiede
  • Star Tribune - The way to peace? Start with children Article by: Katy Read, Star Tribune. Updated: November 12, 2014 at 10:42am.World Citizen aims to settle global conflicts by starting locally, with the children.OK, so elementary schoolchildren ...
    Posted Nov 12, 2014, 6:32 PM by Dan Thiede
  • Support World Citizen on Give to the Max Day November 13 Thank you for being part of the World Citizen community!Each year, generous supporters like you celebrate Give to the Max Day by making your online donation on GiveMN.org ...
    Posted Nov 12, 2014, 5:13 PM by Dan Thiede
  • Minnetonka schools checkered with Peace Sites This article is by Stephanie Gonyou and originally appeared in the Sun Sailor.Minnewashta Elementary is celebrating 24 years with the designation. Students in the Minnetonka School District are granted ...
    Posted Sep 4, 2014, 4:03 PM by Dan Thiede
  • Register today for 2014-2015 Onsite Peace Education Workshops Peace Ed Onsite Workshops are an opportunity for you to get together with other peace educators to create connections, share ideas and learn some new ones. Workshops are structured with ...
    Posted Aug 12, 2014, 7:58 AM by Dan Thiede
  • Safe and Supportive Schools Act signed into law What an exciting time as our Governor signs the "Safe and Supportive Schools Act".  How monumental that some of the very things that WE feel passionate about are coming to ...
    Posted Apr 26, 2014, 6:26 AM by Dan Thiede
  • Nobel Peace Prize Youth Festival registration now open The Nobel Peace Prize Forum is an annual event that inspires students and other citizens to become active participants in peacemaking efforts around the world.The Nobel Peace Prize Forum ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2013, 9:24 AM by Dan Thiede
  • Support World Citizen on Give to the Max Day! Each year generous supporters like you join us for the exciting 24 hour annual Give to the Max Day.  Your generous support makes a meaningful difference in our efforts to ...
    Posted Jul 16, 2014, 4:05 PM by Dan Thiede
  • World Citizen's Annual Report Wondering what World Citizen has been up to for the last year? You can learn about the amazing progress made in our 2012-2013 Annual Report!Download the report now
    Posted Aug 27, 2013, 2:52 PM by Dan Thiede
  • A new presentation about World Citizen! Watch this presentation about World Citizen! Click Start Prezi and the arrow button to begin.See more controls below the presentation. You can also view it by clicking here.Controls ...
    Posted Oct 29, 2013, 6:24 AM by Dan Thiede
  • Establish a Peace Site, promote peace By Dick Bernard, World Citizen Vice President. Originally posted on Dick's blog, Thoughts Toward a Better World. My friend, Lynn Elling, founder of World Citizen and co-founder of ...
    Posted Jul 11, 2013, 3:02 PM by Dan Thiede
  • 2012 Appeal: Growing Peace in Our Communities Dear Friends of World Citizen,Kindness does work!  As quoted by Colin Powell, “You can never err by treating everyone in a community with respect, thoughtfulness, and a kind word ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2012, 5:29 PM by Dan Thiede
  • Building a Garden of Peace Eagle Scout Eric Lusardi successfully completed a project that has not only improved the look of a building, but has improved the outlook of an entire community.  The New Richmond ...
    Posted Nov 11, 2012, 6:28 PM by Dan Thiede
  • Support World Citizen on Give to the Max Day November 15th As you know, World Citizen is making a difference every day by empowering the community to educate for a just and peaceful world. Your generous support allows us to serve ...
    Posted Jul 16, 2014, 4:04 PM by Dan Thiede
  • 2012-2013 Peace Education Workshops What are they? These active workshops are an opportunity for you to get together with other peace educators to create connections, share ideas and learn some new ones. Workshops are ...
    Posted Oct 27, 2012, 7:32 AM by Dan Thiede
  • Reflecting on a powerful evening: Jamie Nabozny, BULLIED On April 28, 2012 I (Dick Bernard) spent two powerful hours with Jamie Nabozny and others on the issue of Bullying in the Schools.  We could have spent far more ...
    Posted Jun 25, 2012, 3:13 PM by Dan Thiede
  • Register Now for Dec 5th Peace Summit World Citizen is excited to invite you to a Peace Summit on December 5, 2011. This interactive workshop will focus on: (1) articulating the state of peace education; (2) networking ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2011, 4:07 PM by Dan Thiede
  • Get Ready for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Forum and Festival As the Norwegian Nobel Institute's only affiliation outside Norway, the Nobel Peace Prize Forum has probed deep questions of peace and conflict inspiring reconciliation and peacemaking for nearly 25 ...
    Posted Nov 15, 2011, 8:49 PM by Dan Thiede
  • Peace Education Workshops Unite Educators Excitement again was present during the Peace Education sessions held October 11, 12 and 13. Fifty four educators from 28 different schools as well as representatives from the Peace Prize ...
    Posted Nov 15, 2011, 8:35 PM by Dan Thiede
  • Today (Nov 16) is Give to the Max Day! What if you could help us win $1000 just by giving 10 bucks?  Today you can! November 16th is Give to the Max Day.Last year, more than 42,000 ...
    Posted Jul 16, 2014, 4:03 PM by Dan Thiede
  • Save the Date April 28th, 2012 for a Special World Citizen Event! Save the Date April 28th, 2012 for a Special World Citizen Event. Please mark this date on your calendars so that you can plan on joining us! More information will ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2011, 5:21 AM by Dan Thiede
  • Heather Nelson accepts Outstanding World Citizen Award Heather Nelson, Principal at Stonebridge Elementary, accepted the award for Outstanding World Citizen at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum on March 5, 2011. Below is her acceptance speech. The photo ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2011, 9:14 AM by Dan Thiede
  • Save the Date for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Festival! The 17th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Festival will be presented by Augsburg College and World Citizen on Friday, March 2, 2012 from 11:00am–1:30pm at Augsburg College (Kennedy ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2011, 5:08 AM by Dan Thiede
  • Greeting Cards Featuring Student-Made Art Now Available! Ten students were asked the question, “How do you create a safe environment at your school?” They did not answer by raising their hands, however. Instead, these students created artwork ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2015, 8:31 AM by Dan Thiede
  • Centerville Elementary School Re-Dedicated their Peace Site! Centerville Elementary School in Centerville, MN re-dedicated as a Peace Site on June 3, 2011 at 3:00pm. Congratulations to them on maintaining their commitment!See our interactive map ...
    Posted Jul 2, 2011, 5:39 AM by Dan Thiede
  • Kennedy & Jefferson High Schools Re-Dedicate Peace Site and Take Part in Run for Peace/Diversity Day 2011 The City of Bloomington, MN celebrated the 8th Annual Peace and Diversity Day on Friday May 6, 2011. The Kennedy and Jefferson High School students and staff participated in the ...
    Posted May 9, 2011, 12:05 PM by Dan Thiede
  • Thanks for Attending the 2011 World Citizen Annual Gala on April 30th! Thanks to those who joined us and fellow peacemakers on April 30th for the 2nd Annual World Citizen Gala & Fundraiser! Your support is very important to our work. Watch for ...
    Posted May 9, 2011, 11:56 AM by Dan Thiede
  • The 16th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Festival was a Huge Success World Citizen and Augsburg College are pleased to announce that the 16th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Festival was a great success! It was held on Thursday, March 3, 2011 from ...
    Posted May 9, 2011, 12:00 PM by Dan Thiede
  • Lynn Elling gets 2010 World Citizen Award at 15th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Festival Aitkin Independent Age story by Kathleen Pakarinen. Lynn Elling’s life work came full circle when he was honored with the 2010 World Citizen Award at Augsburg College in Minneapolis ...
    Posted Nov 5, 2010, 8:41 AM by Dan Thiede
  • Bryant Montessori in Tacoma, WA Turns a Peace Site into a Thriving School-Wide Peace Program The Bryant Peace Committee is a group of students, teachers and parents who create and implement programs that promote peace within themselves, their school, their community and their world. Kim ...
    Posted Nov 4, 2010, 9:54 PM by Dan Thiede
  • WORLD CITIZEN’S FALL APPEAL IS IN FULL MOTION! Invest in the future by helping young people practice peaceful problem solving in school, at home, with the community, and around the world. At a time when peace is needed ...
    Posted Jul 16, 2014, 4:04 PM by Dan Thiede
  • You Can Still Register For 2010-2011 Peace Education Workshops! Peace Education workshops are an opportunity for you to get together with other peace educators to create connections, share ideas and learn some new ones. Workshops are structured with discussions ...
    Posted Oct 25, 2010, 5:44 PM by Dan Thiede
  • Donate to World Citizen When “Give to the Max Day” Returns on Nov. 16 World Citizen will once again ask Minnesotans to display their record-breaking generosity during the second annual “Give to the Max Day” on Nov. 16, 2010. On that day, you ...
    Posted Jul 16, 2014, 4:03 PM by Dan Thiede
  • World Citizen Founder, Lori Sturdevant, in Star Tribune Read Lori Sturdevant's column in the Star Tribune: "Lasting impressions from World War II" (November 10, 2009). Click here for the full article. Excerpt: "They're slipping away rapidly ...
    Posted Oct 25, 2010, 5:58 PM by Dan Thiede
  • Thank you for donating to World Citizen There are a number of ways to donate to World Citizen.  You can donate by responding to the annual appeal.  The quarterly newsletters have a form and return envelop to ...
    Posted Oct 18, 2009, 5:25 PM by Dan Thiede
  • World Citizen Helps Create A Safe Learning Environment for Children!   Brain research indicates that students learn best when they feel safe.  World Citizen Contributes to a safe environment through three programs: Peace Education provides educators time and resources to create ...
    Posted Oct 18, 2009, 5:19 PM by Dan Thiede
  • Summer 2010: Earn Graduate Credit While Pursuing Your Passion for Peace! It is finally here.  You have asked for the opportunity to earn graduate credit and now we have the chance to come together and join your fellow elementary educators in ...
    Posted Jul 29, 2009, 4:43 PM by Dan Thiede
  • Meet the new World Citizen Board Members! World Citizen welcomes four new board members.  Please check out the leadership section of the web to find out more about the new directors; Joni Boucher, Cindy Kramer, Mark Ritchie ...
    Posted May 26, 2009, 6:19 PM by Dan Thiede
  • Computer Training at Benilde-St. Margaret  Not everyone is computer literate, much less competent at updating websites.  This was obvious to us who are trainees at the World Citizen Board meeting May 21, 2009.Benilde-St ...
    Posted May 26, 2009, 5:05 PM by Dan Thiede
  • Pictures from the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Festival   Giles gifting Majora Carter a Peace Pole   Lynn Elling, Former Gov. Wendell Anderson, Rebecca Janke, & Lisa Boland-Blake   Lynn Elling, Lisa Boland-Blake, and Rebecca Janke
    Posted Apr 30, 2009, 3:33 PM by Dan Thiede
  • Northwestern Dedicates Peace Pole More than 30 people chanted “Let peace prevail on earth” in response to each reading for the Oct. 30 dedication of a peace pole on the campus of Northwestern Health ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2009, 4:02 PM by Dan Thiede
  • World Citizen is Grateful for Outstanding Donor Support By Kathy Millington, WCI Executive DirectorThe World Citizen board members, educators and students offer thanks to the donors for the opportunities made possible through your generosity. The mission of ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2009, 3:48 PM by Dan Thiede
  • A World Citizen Thanks Laura Seidel was our intern from the University of St. Thomas last year. Upon her graduation she took on full-time employment as an autism TA at Battle Creek Elementary ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2009, 3:43 PM by Dan Thiede
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