ALBANY -- Every day in January, between 370 and 400 people logged on to the Albany Peace Project website to access a guided meditation with a focus on eliminating violence and crime in the City of Albany.
"I love the benefits of meditation for myself but I knew it would get me to meditate each morning. I was excited...that this would make a difference for the whole community," says participant Jennifer Hanson of Niskayuna.
Because this was the first year and an alternative crime fighting method, to say the least, there was no guarantee that the Albany Peace Project would work. There are large scale studies from other parts of the country and even the world. But would it be effective here? Does Albany have enough collective positive thought?