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Academy for Peace Costa Rica
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Invite Rita Marie
Rita Marie Johnson is an internationally known peacemaker and inspirational speaker who has presented keynotes and workshops in Europe, Japan, Latin America, Canada and the United States.  Examples include:

  • series of keynotes in Japan on Costa Rica’s model of peace
  • keynote speaker for World Day of Prayer at Unity Village, Missouri
  • Women of Power panelist at the International Women’s Peace Conference in Dallas
  • workshop for Central American Leadership Initiative at INCAE (known as the Harvard of Latin America)
  • lecture for the Institute of Noetic Sciences in Nashville, TN 40-hour BePeace course for 40nparticipants in the United States

If you are interested in inviting Rita Marie to speak, provide a BePeace workshop or teach a 40-hour course, contact her assistant, Marianne, at




Passing the skills of “feeling peace” and “speaking peace” from generation to generation.

Rita Marie speaking in Japan.

Founder, Rita Marie (second from left) on the Women of Power panel at the International
Women’s Peace Conference.

US teacher, Linda Hamilton, January 2008, after 40-hour BePeace course: I’ve been offering empathy in my classroom and I am astounded at the results. I even used it to step right into the middle of an about-to-break-into-a-fistfight scenario with two 8th graders this morning. I’m still smiling at the peaceful way it was resolved. It works! read more