Spiritual Leaders for Nonkilling

POETRY FORMAT, 15 Sep 2014

Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service

Spiritual leaders,

Most powerful is what you teach
spiritually you guide and inspire
people East and West you reach

Several religions and traditions you represent
“the soul is the seat of spiritual sapience”, you would say
principles and practices for worthy living you present

To supporting human life full attention you give
so, please to your important mission, this challenge add:
helping Humankind in a Killing-free world to live


Francisco Gomes de Matos, Ph.D. is an applied peace linguist from Recife, Brazil. He has degrees in Languages, Law, and Linguistics. He is Professor Emeritus at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco where he is active in the Dom Hélder Camara Human Rights Commission. He is one of the pioneers in Linguistic Rights (author of 1984 Plea for a Universal Declaration of Linguistic Rights) and in the emerging area of Peace Linguistics. Currently he is President of the Board, Associação Brasil América (www.abaweb.org). He can be reached at fcardosogomesdematos@gmail.com.


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