Rhymed Reflections: Dignity in Human Rights, Literature and Spirituality
POETRY FORMAT, 30 July 2012
by Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service
Dignity in Human Rights
Human Rights educators/practitioners,
In your advocacy, efforts, initiatives for/in/through Human Rights, much
more dignity you can bring
when you think of Human Rights not only as an inspiring, sustainable
Tradition of humanizing potentialities
when songs of individually/collectively dignifying actions for the
good of Humankind you can sing
and by supporting emerging rights, such as The Right to Peace, you
further dignify Society`s responsibilities.
Dignity in Literature
to your imaginative verbal art more dignity you can bring
when through prose or poetry texts a universe of human-improving
ideas and images you represent,
songs of compassion, dignity, equality, interdependence and peace you
invite your readers to sing
and by transcending traditions and trends, new forms of
DIGNIliterariness you farsightedly represent.
Dignity in Spirituality
As spiritual beings,
to our spirituality, more dignity we can bring
when beliefs, values and practices in all religious systems we respect
when songs that strengthen community-spiritually-serving we can sing
by realizing that dignity embedded in faith we can deeply prospect.
Francisco Gomes de Matos is a peace linguist and human rights educator from Recife-Brazil, author, among others, of the book Nurturing Nonkilling: A Poetic Plantation (2010, Center for Global Nonkilling, Honolulu-Hawai’i). Downloadable at www.nonkilling.org. Co-founder: The World Dignity University Initiative.
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