For Nonkilling Education: A Plea to Humankind

POETRY FORMAT, 31 Dec 2012

Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service

Rhymed Reflections

Humankind, Humankind, in many languages and cultures many forms of Education there are
Humankind, Humankind, in schools everywhere educators and learners can often go very far

Humankind, Humankind we may agree and say that Education/Psychology for Peace and Nonviolence is globally needed
but do we know how such  transformative approaches can be cooperatively, creatively, humanizingly and effectively heeded?

Humankind, Humankind, the time is ripe for a Nonkilling Approach to Education also to be known
In all school curricula, its principles and practices should be imaginatively and constantly sown

Humankind, Humankind may this be a Plea for your Nonkilling Humanization
and may this global effort help bring about the rise of a Nonkilling Civilization.


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 Co-founder: The World Dignity University Initiative.


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