Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service

The Checklist is open-ended… far from complete.

question and present ways to Peace? How?
advocate ways to Peace? How?
build ways to Peace? How?
create ways to Peace? How?
dignify ways to  Peace? How?
disseminate ways to Peace? How?
educate in/for ways to Peace? How?
encourage ways to Peace? How?
humanize ways to  Peace? How?
prioritize ways to Peace ? How?
universalize ways to Peace? How?

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, ABA Global Education ( He can be reached at

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