Globalizing DIGNITY: An Anticipatory View

POETRY FORMAT, 31 Aug 2015

Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service

Globally, when will DIGNITY grow?
When honesty and integrity all countries sow

Globally, when will DIGNITY thrive?
When all citizens are ensured the right to be alive

Globally, when will DIGNITY be educationally strong?
When all educators and students learn to get along

Globally, when will DIGNITY become a humanizing political way?
When all governments help all their people live well every day

Globally, when will COMMUNICATIVE DIGNITY be elevated?
When users of all languages in COMMUNICATIVE PEACE are educated.

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 ( He can be reached at


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