The Right to Live Peacefully


Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service

If the Right to Life  and the Right to Peace we combine
a new,  deeply humanizing right will be yours and mine

We would have the right to live in peace
knowing that conflicts may never cease

If the right to live and the right to peace are integrated
the dignity of human rights and peace will be elevated

Citizens everywhere would know what such integrated right would imply:
With the principle of living nonviolently, nonkillingly all would have to comply

Let´s make a plea for the right to live peacefully[
and do our share for that right to be honored globally


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.


This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 7 Jan 2013.

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