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					F o u rt h S um m it
Global Alliance
for Ministries & Departments of Peace “Building Bridges of Peace”
Fourth Summit of the Global Alliance ~ Building Bridges of Peace San José, Costa Rica ~ 13-21 September 2009 Dear Global Alliance member, On behalf of the Planning Team for the 2009 Global Alliance Summit, it is with great joy and anticipation that we invite you to take part in the Fourth Summit of the Global Alliance: Building Bridges of Peace. This GA Summit is a precedent-setting event in the history of international peace as it is the first time that it will be officially hosted by a national government: the government of Costa Rica currently led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, President Oscar Arias. The Summit will take place in San Jose, Costa Rica from September 17-21, 2009 and will be organized by GA member, the Academy for Peace of Costa Rica. We are deeply inspired by this unique opportunity to work together to establish peace infrastructure in our respective countries. With the newfound acclaim we will receive during the Summit through the global community and international media, the momentum created by this event is sure to empower the Global Alliance and all of our country campaigns. We hope you will join us in Costa Rica to create an extraordinary Summit, where each country will have the chance to share its experiences while learning from fellow GA members and influential guests renowned for their contributions to peace. Evening events will include opening and closing ceremonies featuring cultural performances and speeches by distinguished guests, along with a public benefit concert featuring popular local and international artists! BePeace, 5–day course The Summit will be preceded by an optional 5-day course (September 13-17, 2009) in the practice of BePeace taught by Summit facilitator, the Academy for Peace of Costa Rica. This experiential course will be provided, at cost, so that participants can learn the practice of BePeace: the synergistic combination of heart-brain coherence through appreciation, with connection to self and others through compassionate communication. BePeace is currently taught in the Costa Rican public schools system and is spreading to countries throughout the world. BePeace will be a helpful skill in carrying out your country campaign and can be a practical step toward founding an Academy for Peace in your country. For further information, please find attached the BePeace Course Synopsis. Global Youth Summit The Global Youth Summit, to be held prior to and in collaboration with the GA Summit on September 16-17 and 22, 2009, will be an opportunity to build partnerships among

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participating youth and youth organizations. As a space to discuss the organizational structure of the youth initiative for Ministries and Departments of Peace, youth will frame their involvement in the broader Summit and present a common, informed voice to be integrated with their delegation’s goals. As members of the Global Alliance, we graciously invite you to attend the Global Youth Summit days and/or to recruit youth to attend from your organization or country. Please note that the BePeace Course and the Youth Summit dates overlap as Youth Summit participants will not be attending the BePeace Course section. If your travel plans allow, we invite you to also participate in the 5-day Post-Summit Tour of Costa Rica (September 22-27, 2009). You will have the chance to visit some of the country’s most sought-after vacation destinations, including the Arenal Volcano and the white sand shores of Tortuga Island. Find the Post-Summit Tour details and price package attached. How to participate Please find enclosed a list of corresponding documents deadlines to reserve your place as a participant in the 2009 Global Alliance Summit. Feel free to contact us with any questions by writing to summit@mfp-dop.org We look forward to your response and to seeing you at the 2009 Summit of the Global Alliance for Ministries and Departments of Peace! In peace and gratitude, GA Summit Planning Team

Rita Marie Johnson, Director Academy for Peace of Costa Rica Tara Ruttenberg, Summit Manager Academy for Peace of Costa Rica Saul Arbess, National Co-Chair Canadian Department of Peace Initiative, Canada Mike Abkin, Director of Operations National Peace Academy Project Omega Point Institute, USA Dot Maver, Director National Peace Academy Project Omega Point Institute, USA

Diana Basterfield, Co-Founder ministry for peace, United Kingdom Dr. Nina Meyerhof, President Children of the Earth/ WSYC Project, USA Aaron Voldman, Corina Simon and Kelly Shannon Youth Summit Coordinating Committee Birger Norup, Chairman for International Contacts and Cooperation Peace Alliance Denmark Corina Simon, Secretary Global Alliance for Ministries and Departments of Peace, Romania

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4th GLOBAL SUMMIT FOR MINISTRIES AND DEPARTMENTS OF PEACE: BUILDING BRIDGES OF PEACE San José, Costa Rica 13-21 September 2009 SUMMIT REGISTRATION FORM FOR GLOBAL ALLIANCE MEMBERS
Please fill out and submit this form by email to Tara Ruttenberg at summit@mfpdop.org as soon as possible, and no later than July 10, 2009. Register by May 31, 2009 to take advantage of the early bird registration discount and receive 10% off the regular registration fee! Scholarship applicants please submit scholarship requests by May 31, 2009 for your request to be considered. 1. Basic Information: Full Name: Country: Name of Organization: Mailing Address: Email: 2. Do you intend to participate in all 5 days of 4th Global Summit for Ministries and Departments of Peace in Costa Rica, 17-21 September 2009? Yes ___ No ___ If not, please designate which days you will be participating:

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3. Are you applying to attend the optional pre-Summit 40-hour BePeace Course in Costa Rica, 13-17 September 2009? Yes ____ No ____ (If yes, please fill out and submit attached BePeace Course Application no later than 1 March 2009.)

4. Do you plan to attend the Global Youth Summit days, 16-17 September and 22 September 2009? (Please note that the BePeace Course and the Youth Summit dates overlap as Youth Summit participants will not be attending the BePeace Course section.)

Yes ____ No ____ If yes, we will follow up with you upon receipt of this form by providing a separate invitation and registration form for the Youth Summit. a) We invite all Global Alliance members to assist in recruiting youth from your organization and/or country to attend the Youth Summit. If you are not personally attending the Youth Summit, will you be able to recruit youth from your country to attend? Yes ____ No ____ If yes, we will follow up with you accordingly. If possible, please provide contact info below for the potential youth participant(s) you hope to recruit: Name(s): Email(s):

5. Will you be attending the optional Post-Summit Tour of Costa Rica, 22-27 September 2009? Yes ____ No ____ (Refer to attached Post-Summit Tour document for itinerary and price package. *Note: Scholarships NOT available for Post-Summit Tour)

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6. Lodging: Which lodging option will you be using during the Summit? a) ____ Homestay: required for all scholarship recipients; for non- scholarship recipients $15 per night, including breakfast for non-scholarship recipients. Upon receiving your request, delegates will be matched to homestays. b) ____ Standard Hotel Option: ($40 to $80 per night) 1. El Marañon Lodge is a unique mountain eco-lodge with 14 rooms set among tropical gardens with wide views of the Central Valley and Volcano Poas, Nouvelle restaurant on-site and solar-powered water and electricity. 5 minute drive from Summit venue. Rooms have been held for the Summit at this hotel; it is up to each delegate to reserve his/her hotel room individually. Website: www.cultourica.com Phone: (506) 249-12 71 2. Canal Grande Inn features 12 comfortable rooms with Spanish décor, Restaurant and Bar, swimming pool and sauna, all surrounded by nature and expansive panoramic views. 3 minute drive / 10 minute walk from Summit venue. Rooms have been held for the Summit at this hotel; it is up to each delegate to reserve his/her hotel room individually. Rooms have been held for the Summit at this hotel; it is up to each delegate to reserve his/her hotel room individually. Website: hotelcanalgrande.com Phone: (506) 2282-4089 a) ____ Business Hotel Option ($80 and up) 1. The Quality Hotel Real caters to business travelers, with modern comforts and amenities, swimming pool and walking distance to shopping centers and restaurants nearby. 10 minute drive from Summit venue. Rooms have been held for the Summit at this hotel; it is up to each delegate to reserve his/her hotel room individually. Website: www.hotels.com Phone: (506) 2204-6700 2. La Corteza Amarilla is a boutique bed and breakfast set in lush gardens with unique and comfortable artistic décor. Day Spa and international restaurant on-site. Wireless

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internet throughout. Walking distance to Summit venue. $90.00 per room, double occupancy (plus tax). Website: www.cortezaamarillalodge.com Phone: 506-2203-7503. All reservations must be made by email to: reservations@cortezaamarillalodge.com *If you wish to stay in a double room (homestay or hotel) and are looking for someone to share the room with you, please let us know so that we may provide you with a list of names of other delegates with whom you may choose to share a room. Double Room and looking for a roommate?: Yes ____ No ____

7. Country Delegations: What are the names of the other members in your country’s delegation to the Summit? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

8. Financial Assistance: The registration fee for the 4th Global Summit for Ministries and Departments of Peace is $400 USD. The BePeace Course registration fee is $200. Please note that if you will be requesting financial support for the Summit, we encourage you to apply to the BePeace Course to maximize your learning experience while in Costa Rica. The host country and the Global Alliance will respond to requests for financial assistance on a needs basis within the limits of funding available. The following priority order will also be taken into consideration: 1. Youth and developing country delegates who can provide a substantial portion of the total expenses (air fare, registration fee, local transportation in Costa Rica, meals) from their own or other sources. 2. Youth and developing country delegates who need full scholarships.

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a)

In order to participate, Yes ____ No ____

do

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financial

assistance?

I Need: Full scholarship ____ Partial scholarship ____ No scholarship ____ b) If you replied yes to the previous question, please estimate the following costs: Please estimate costs and scholarship requests as they relate to the Summit days only. Scholarship applicants for the BePeace Course may request scholarships when submitting the BePeace Course application attached. Airfare (cheapest option): $ Other Transportation: $ *Lodging and meals estimate: $ Total Expenses: $ *Lunch will be provided for the 5 days of the Summit. Delegates are responsible for their own dinner (average $5-10 per dinner). Please note that most hotels and homestays include breakfast. 1. From this budget, how much, in US dollars, are you requesting from the Planning Committee? Your request: $__________ Travel Visa: $ Delegate Fees: $400

Thank you for completing the Summit Registration Form. Please submit the completed form by email to Tara Ruttenberg at summit@mfp-dop.org no later than August 31, 2009 (Early Bird Registration May 31, 2009 to receive 10% off the registration fee of $400.) Deposits can be made following the payment instructions below. Scholarship applicants will be contacted separately.

Payment instructions:

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**Payments are only for Summit Registration fees. BePeace Course fee information will be sent separately upon acceptance of the BePeace Course application below.

Registration Payment amount: $400 Summit Registration fee / $360 if registered by May 31, 2009 Account Name: Fundacion Rasur-Cumbre Alianza Global Account #:100-02-095-601181-5 Bank's name: Banco Nacional de Costa Rica (BNCR) Swift Code: BNCRCRSJ Intermediary Bank: CITIBANK ABA: 021-000-089 New York, USA Account Number BNCR in CITIBANK: 10923167 Please take into account that there may be a wiring fee between banks in addition to the $360 deposit. Also, when the deposit has been made please forward me a digital invoice to tara@rasurfoundation.org or send a copy by fax to 011-506-2282-3797. If no invoice is available, an email with your name, name of your bank and amount of transfer will be fine. Please let me know if you need any further help with planning your hotel reservation or making the registration fee deposit. I have heard that Jetblue and Spirit airlines are running specials to Costa Rica so you may want to look there for your flights! Please forward this information to others in your delegation who have already submitted the Registration Form or were listed on your form.

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F o u rt h S um m it
Global Alliance
for Ministries & Departments of Peace “Building Bridges of Peace”

Application to attend the Bepeace Foundations Course 13-17 september 2009 Prior to the Fourth Global Summit for Ministries and Departments of Peace Costa Rica, 17-21 September 2009
After having read the attached BePeace Foundations Course synopsis to familiarize yourself with the practice of BePeace, please fill out the following application to participate in the pre-Summit 40-hour course. Preference will be given to Global Alliance members applying to the Course who intend to implement the practice of BePeace in support of their country campaign and/or in the pursuit of creating a culture of peace in their home country. Submit your completed application by email to Tara Ruttenberg at summit@mfpdop.org as soon as possible.

1. Basic Information: Full Name: Country: Name of Organization: Mailing Address: Email: 2. Please provide a brief description of your work with your country campaign or organization.

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3. Why do you wish to attend the BePeace Foundations Course? Please include an explanation of how the BePeace Course will enhance the work of your country campaign or organization.

4. The participant fee for the BePeace Course is $200 plus 4 nights lodging (homestay is $15 per night, hotel is a minimum of $40 per night). Depending on the availability of funds raised by the Academy for Peace of Costa Rica, we hope to assist a limited number of delegates to attend the pre-Summit BePeace Course. (a) Will your ability to attend the Course be contingent on financial assistance? Yes ____ No ____ I Need: Full scholarship Partial scholarship No scholarship ____ ____ ____

*Please estimate the US dollar amount of the scholarship you are requesting: Your Request: $_______ Thank you for completing the BePeace Course Application Form. Please submit the completed form by email to Tara Ruttenberg at summit@mfpdop.org. The Academy for Peace of Costa Rica will review your application and contact all applicants with results.

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F o ur th S u mm i t
Global Alliance
for Ministries & Departments of Peace “Building Bridges of Peace”

Provisional Schedule for the Fourth Global Alliance Summit, Youth Summit, Optional Pre-Summit BePeace Course, and Optional Post-Summit Country Tour1

Costa Rica, September 12-27, 2009

DATE Saturday, September 12 Sunday, September 13 Monday, September 14 Tuesday, September 15

TIME All day 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. All day 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 12:00 noon Evening

ACTIVITY BePeace Foundations Course participants arrive BePeace Foundations Course begins BePeace Foundations Course continues Youth Summit participants arrive at Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO) BePeace Foundations Course continues Youth Summit begins BePeace Foundations Course continues GA planning team and keynote speakers have lunch with President Arias and Viviana Martín, Minister of Justice Summit participants arrive at Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO)

NOTES/SPEAKERS At Academy for Peace headquarters At Academy for Peace headquarters At Academy for Peace headquarters At Hotel Marañon At Academy for Peace headquarters At Academy for Peace headquarters

Wednesday, September 16

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See separate program synopses and schedules for details of BePeace Course, Youth Summit, and Country Tour.

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All day 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Summit participants arrive at Juan Santamaria Airport, (SJO) Youth Summit continues BePeace course concludes Welcome Reception for Summit participants and invited guests Opening Ceremony Dramatization of the Rasur prophecy as opening drama Presentations by public-private partners in Costa Rica UN special advisor – Gillian Sorenson Program will include music, art and dance focusing on Costa Rica and international peace.

At Hotel Marañon At Academy for Peace headquarters At Academy for Peace headquarters, then buses to Opening Ceremony Attended by Summit participants, President Arias, Minister of Justice and Peace, Ministers of Presidency, Education, Culture and Tourism, keynote speakers, and special invited guests. We will need simultaneous translation. Facilitated by David Cooperrider using Appreciative Inquiry, a process that appreciates and builds upon what’s positive about an organization, country, situation in planning to move forward. Optional clinics and interest groups TBD

Thursday, September 17

Friday, September 18

9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Next Steps for the Global Alliance and Associated Regional Alliances The Next Steps process will be used for discussing structure, deepening commitment to the GA, visioning our future together, producing a declaration, deciding where we want to have a voice, etc. Similar inquiries for existing and potentially new regional groupings. Orientation meeting for those interested in forming Academies for Peace or national BePeace projects like BePeace USA and BePeace Denmark. Next Steps for the Global Alliance and Associated Regional Alliances continues

7:00 p.m. Evening Activity Saturday, September 19 Evening Activity 9:00 a.m. - – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, 7:00 p.m.

Public Benefit Concert –to be announced

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9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Learning Day: Increasing Understanding of Peacebuilding

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Sunday, September 20

  Evening Activity 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  

Case study: successful transformation of conflict through negotiation: Northern Ireland or Galtung example Restorative Justice Circles– healing the harm done to a person or group by another person or group, Restorative Justice is a system of justice that brings out truth, responsibility, and accountability in a way that restores community relationships rather than vilifies, punishes, or seeks retribution Civilian Peace Services (e.g. Nonviolent Peaceforce) What is needed to convert to a peace economy? (as proposed in Australia). This would include Peace through Business, nuclear and general disarmament. Panel on Developing Multi-stakeholder Partnerships Government Day: Building Bridges of Peace Together: Government-Civil Society Cooperation

All sessions held as plenaries with opportunity for conversation groups (e.g. conversation cafes) around each topic or topic groups Diana Basterfield Penny Joy Normand Beaudet – Developing Peace Workers Rinaldo Brutoco Organized by Paul van Tongeren, Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict. With government representatives, parliamentarians, UN, Regional Organizations

Monday, September 21

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Building a national peace infrastructure: sample legislation for full MFPs/DOPs; current government structures UN Programme of Action and UN that can be built on; implementing the UN Programme of Action Resolution presented by for a Culture of Peace; All Party Parliamentary Groups etc. aimed Ambassador Chowdhury at influencing and educating parliamentarians, building civil Panel of representatives from society structures, conflict forums, Peace Academies/Institutes existing MfPs-DoPs –Viviana of Peace, etc. Martin, Minister of Justice and Peace in Costa Rica on this Building a national movement: working with Media, panel (to be confirmed) Artists, and the Performing Arts. Building grass roots campaigns Working with Governments towards MfP/DoPs: Skills in learning how to engage with those who have influence, including how to overcome objections. Drama of how to speak with government officials using empathy, training in peace skills. Working with Media: Michael Shank and Redes de Paz (Brazil) (to be confirmed) Dot Maver and Lynn McMullen, with Rita Marie in the drama

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6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 22 Tues.–Sun., Sept. 22 - 27 Wednesday, September 23

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.

At the Children’s Museum, for Summit participants and invited guests Closing Ceremony Open to the public. Viviana Martín speaks on Costa President Arias, Viviana Martín (Minister of Justice), Ambassador Rica’s part in founding Day of Chowdhury, the National Choir, National Orchestra and other Peace. cultural attractions. The results of the GA Summit will be presented Ambassador Chowdhury speaks on to the press and the public at this event. Day of Peace, peace efforts around the world and UN Peace films: Birger, Frances, Tim Wise resolution for Ministries and Departments for Peace. We will need simultaneous translation. UPeace tour and reception Youth Summit concludes Summit attendees return to home countries or stay for post-Summit tour Post-Summit Tour of Costa Rica led by Academy for Peace Youth Summit attendees return to home countries At Academy for Peace Headquarters

Reception prior to the closing ceremony

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Global Alliance

for Ministries & Departments of Peace “Building Bridges of Peace”

Pre-Summit BePeace Foundations Course September 13-17, 2009 Offered by the Academy for Peace of Costa Rica
www.academyforpeacecr.org info@rasurfoundation.org

What is BePeace and how will this course benefit the Global Alliance? The practice of BePeace is defined as the synergistic combination of heart-brain coherence through appreciation, with connection to self and others through compassionate communication. This practice has evolved from the work of the Institute of HeartMath (www.heartmath.org), and the work of Marshall B. Rosenberg and the Center for Nonviolent Communication (www.cnvc.org). The Academy for Peace of Costa Rica teaches BePeace in the school system with the aim that, over time, citizens will pass this practice from generation to generation. The Academy received first prize for BePeace, out of 79 projects from 32 countries, in the Ashoka Foundation’s contest: Changemakers Innovation Award: Building a More Ethical Society. BePeace has been taught in six countries to date, and is growing rapidly as an international movement. The BePeace Course will   help members attain the skills needed to advance a culture of peace from the insideout attract new members into the Global Alliance as they realize they could start an Academy for Peace and offer BePeace as Costa Rica has. In some countries, it may take years to establish a Ministry or Department for Peace. While peace advocates work patiently on this governmental peace infrastructure, they can also advance their national peace infrastructure by setting up national peace Academies, as Costa Rica and the United States have done. This option motivates people to jump in and get to work… strengthen the bond among GA members and improve teamwork

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The course will accommodate up to 60 participants. It will be offered in English with Spanish speaking facilitators as an option for small group work. The cost is minimal: $200 including lunch, snacks, the manual and staffing. Inexpensive home stays are one option for lodging.

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What will I learn in the BePeace Course? This course will be geared specifically to you as a Summit participant and will evoke your ability to develop, integrate and apply the skills of “feeling peace” and “speaking peace”. Through the use of emWave PC, software that includes an ear sensor, you will learn how to achieve physiological coherence between the heart and the brain, which leads to a feeling of peace and enhances intelligence. Then, by learning compassionate communication, you will connect more consciously with your feelings and needs and those of other individuals so that your life is enriched and you can resolve conflicts more easily. The course will consist of 90% experiential practice, allowing you to attain the maximum benefit of BePeace in your personal life, country campaign and workplace. Through the practice of BePeace, you will be able to consistently access your wisdom and your compassion and contribute significantly to the greater good. The BePeace Course will enhance your abilities in the following areas:  Advocating for Peace ●Creating Harmonious Workplaces  Team Building ●Meditation  Conflict Resolution ●Improved Personal and Relationships  Mediation Skills ●Creative Problem Solving

Professional

Rita Marie Johnson, GA member and founder of the Academy for Peace explains, “I yearned to achieve greater peace, but I was missing a solid “how-to”. With the discovery of BePeace, I could improve every day. I am a different person than I was five years ago because of this practice. People are amazed at how quickly they can transform conflicts, sharpen their professional skills and improve their personal lives through BePeace”. Please join us for a week of learning that will empower you for the rest of your life.

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F o u rt h S um m it
Global Alliance
for Ministries & Departments of Peace “Building Bridges of Peace”
Lodging Options Information 1. Homestay for a minimal fee ($15 per person per night, breakfast included); 2. Standard Hotel Options: Rooms range from $40 to $80 per night, breakfast included. It is up to each delegate to reserve his/her hotel room individually. a. El Marañon Lodge is a unique mountain eco-lodge with 14 rooms set among tropical gardens with wide views of the Central Valley and Volcano Poas, Nouvelle restaurant on-site and solar-powered water and electricity. $40 single / $60 double / $70 triple / $85 quadruple (plus tax). Website: www.cultourica.com Phone: (506) 2249-12 71, 2249-0687 Canal Grande Inn features 12 comfortable rooms with Spanish décor, Restaurant and Bar, swimming pool and sauna, all surrounded by nature and expansive panoramic views. $45 single / $58 double / $68 triple (plus tax). Website: hotelcanalgrande.com Phone: (506) 2282-4089

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3. Business Hotel Option: $80 and up, with breakfast included. a. The Quality Hotel Real caters to business travelers, with modern comforts and amenities, swimming pool and walking distance to shopping centers and restaurants nearby. Fri-Sun $85.00; Mon-Thu $95.00 per room, double occupancy (plus tax), 3rd person $10.00 extra Website: www.hotels.com Phone: (506) 2204-6700 La Corteza Amarilla is a boutique bed and breakfast set in lush gardens with unique and comfortable artistic décor. Day Spa and international restaurant on-site. Wireless internet throughout. Walking distance to Summit venue. $90.00 per room, double occupancy (plus tax). Website: www.cortezaamarillalodge.com Phone: 506-2203-7503 All reservations must be made by email to: reservations@cortezaamarillalodge.com

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Please note: All hotel reservations must be made individually. When calling or emailing to reserve your hotel room, you must mention that you are a Global Alliance Summit participant to receive the special discounted prices listed above. To reserve homestays, please email Tara at summit@mfp-dop.org.
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F o u rt h S um m it
Global Alliance
for Ministries & Departments of Peace “Building Bridges of Peace”
Post-Summit Tour September 22-27, 2009 Join new friends and fellow Summit participants on a unique 5-day tour of tropical Costa Rica, led by the Academy for Peace of Costa Rica Itinerary: Day 1: Peace, Love and Coffee  University for Peace Reception and Tour www.upeace.org  Café Britt Coffee Tour www.cafebritt.com  Lodging in Santa Ana: Quality Hotel www.choicehotels.com Day 2: Waterfall Gardens and Peace in the Mountains  La Paz Waterfall Gardens www.waterfallgardens.com  Lodging in Aguas Arcas de San Carlos: El Tucano www.costaricanhotels.com/occidental_el_tucano_hotel_costa_rica.html Day 3: Rumblings of Peace at Arenal Volcano  Sky Trek Zip-Line Canopy Tour www.skywalk.co.cr OR Hanging Bridges Natural History Walk www.hangingbridges.com  Leisure time at El Tucano’s Spa, lazy river and hotsprings  Lodging in Aguas Arcas de San Carlos: El Tucano www.costaricanhotels.com/occidental_el_tucano_hotel_costa_rica.html Day 4: A Peace of Caribbean Paradise  Discover Cahuita, the other side of Costa Rica: white sand beaches, Afro-Caribbean culture, wildlife galore  Lodging in Cahuita: La Diosa Resort www.hotelladiosa.net Day 5: Beach to City in one Peace  Explore Cahuita National Park  Costa Rican Cultural Evening at Tiquicia  Lodging in Santa Ana: Quality Hotel www.choicehotels.com Day 6: May peace be with you as you return home from Juan Santamaría International Airport Tour price per person includes all lodging, attractions, meals and transportation: $760 based on single occupancy / $600 based on double occupancy
Please email Tara Ruttenberg at summit@mfp-dop.org to reserve your spot on the tour.
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