NONKILLING: A New Force for a Peaceful World

POETRY FORMAT, 17 Jun 2013

Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service

Rhymed Reflections

In 2002 when political scientist Glenn D. Paige the term NONKILLING proposed
to a conceptually profound, transformative evolution political science was exposed

A conceptual specificity to the PEACE continuum was brought about
when, after Nonviolence (1915),  the Nonkilling dimension came out

Learning to live nonkillingly can be variously realized
Principles and practices from the Center for Global Nonkilling are being universalized

To consider Nonkilling a new word for a peaceful world is a simplistic perception
For Nonkilling is a force for globalizing change that can give Humankind a wise direction

Nonkilling can bring closer East and West
by helping educate citizens everywhere in how nurturing Nonkilling is individually and collectively best

Nonkilling is not just a Human-improving Model to advocate
but a deeper system of life-affirming-and-supporting in which Humankind to educate

Let`s build constructive change by contributing (g)locally, as committed Nonkillers
and to a sustainable peace, nonviolence, and nonkilling let`s always be LIFE-willers


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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