THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER – Just when the founder of both a building and a mindset called the Center for Living Peace starts to soar into esoteric territory, Kelly Thornton Smith describes her mission in very down-to-earth terms.
This single mother of two teenagers explains her center – built on a belief that “good happens” – is a place for children and adults to connect with people from different backgrounds. It’s also meant to inspire people to make a difference.
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER – Turn on Fox News or CNN and you might think that humans are not very interested in peace. However, if you visit Irvine’s Center for Living Peace, or speak with its brainchild and founder, philanthropist and mom Kelly Thornton Smith, you might change your mind.
“I think deep down, everyone wants peace,” she says. But peace might mean different things in different parts of the world, she says.