Eric, this is a most beautiful question. Bless you for your optimism and your love. Wow! Feels good.
Love already is a religion -- Christianity. Of course, there are many evil ones who have co-opted Christianity and perverted it. But Christ warned us this would happen.
I think, though, that "peace" is not part of Christianity. Not entirely. Even Christ said that he was not about bringing peace, but the sword. Yet, even in that, there is great love.
When God brought about Noah's Flood, it was only an act of love. How? God created us in His image and likeness and He is not Homo sapiens. None of His children were harmed.
The psychopathic elite who bring leukemia to Iraq with lies of WMDs and war crimes of depleted uranium, they have love buried deep within them. They have not tasted that love in many eons. But it can be easy to forgive them. If we take 100% responsibility for everything they do, then turning the other cheek becomes effortless, because we flood the world with the water of everlasting life -- love.