Just War No More! PEACE to the Fore!

POETRY FORMAT, 16 May 2016

Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service

A Plea to Participants in The Vatican Meeting, April 12-13, 2016

To war Humankind seeks a wise global solution
that is well beyond a conceptual evolution

Such needed Life-improving goal to reach
To one another, what could human beings teach?

Wars will only cease
when everywhere there will be sustainable peace

Founded on social justice economic equality and spiritual diversity
which will help ensure every global citizen of the individual/collective
right to dignity

Just war is a sad historical fact
Sustainable peace is a global-improving act

Just war, Just war
It will not be To war or not to war
Instead, sustainable peace and harmony
will become our blessed globally shared destiny

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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