At its core, Be The Peace is a peace-building project.We wanted the project to take an "appreciative" approach - focusing on what we want, rather than what we don't want. When we considered what would be the opposite of violence, we decided it was peace. The name, "Be the Peace . . . Make a Change" is a play on the well-known phrase of Ghandi. ("Be the change you wish to see in the world.") While we aim to build peaceful relationships, peaceful families, peaceful schools and communities, we recognize that peace, first and foremost, is an inside job. It starts within each of us "waging peace" in our own hearts and minds. As we let go of judgments and blame, we can actually the peace we wish to see in our lives.