Begins with ME!"
host: Len Ellis
Len (Leonard) Ellis volunteers in
the community as a peacemaker. He serves on the Board
of three different nonprofits: the Dallas Peace Center,
Peacemakers Incorporated, and Unity of Arlington.
being a presence on each of these boards, Len takes
an active role in the community by teaching
and modeling peacemaking techniques. He works with
others to teach and promote workshops such as BePeace
and Compassionate Communications (NVC). He is an
active promoter of an annual 64-day event called “A
Season For Nonviolence”, bringing practical
ways to the individual level to interact in peaceful
a monthly column with the same name as this show "Peace Begins with ME!" He
believes so strongly in these peacemaking efforts,
spends many hours each week working with others to
promote peace in our world; moreover, it is his way
of showing up in the world.
Len is founder and co-director of Peace and Justice
Center-Arlington. He is an active member of Veterans
For Peace, and has been nominated for, and accepted
as, an Ambassador For Peace by the International
Federation for World Peace. Len has also been
recognized and honored by the Foundation For Pluralism
for his efforts in promoting peace.
After the 9-11 tragedy, Len traveled to New York
City, collected and brought back ashes from the World
Trade Center to create and build the first physical
memorial to 9-11 in Texas.
Kristi Bingham, a yoga teacher and musician
from Arlington, Texas, wants to share
with you her aim for truth and peace on
the planet. In order to achieve this with
our fellow man, we must first search deep
within our lives and our hearts. This
song, true to its name, acknowledges that
"Peace Begins With Me!"
here to listen