Peace Boat US is a civil society, non-profit organization working to promote peace, sustainable development, human rights and respect for the environment throughout the United States and the world through educational programs organized in partnership with the NGO Peace Boat, which carries out its main activities through a chartered passenger ship that travels the world on peace voyages. The ship creates a neutral, mobile space and enables people to engage across borders in dialogue and mutual cooperation at sea, and in the ports that we visit. These goals are pursued through peace education programs onboard the ship, including conferences, workshops, face to face encounters and field studies. We educate, raise awareness, and inspire action which will bring forth positive political and social change in the world for peace. Participants learn about various social, political, environmental, and economic issues through our onboard educational programs and our exposure programs in the countries we visit. Learning directly through people to people encounters and grass-roots field experiences, we examine the root causes of local and global issues, nurture compassion, empathy, and responsibility as global citizens.
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