PEACE Everywhere: Let’s Show We Dare. How? A Checklist


Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service

An important check list to help make us believe that peace is possible and a human right for all people.


at home ?  Sustaining   family harmony
at school ? Composing an educational symphony
at work  ? Learning to negotiate dignifyingly
at worship place ? Engaging in deepest meditation
in diplomacy ?  Applying constructive mediation
in security ?    Adding Nonviolence/Nonkilling approaches
In international relations ?   Probing intercultural understanding
In science centers/programs ?  Multiplying LIFE-supporting projects
In technology ?  Developing  life-enhancing inventions
In arts ?  Inspiring  imaginative  serenity projects
In environment  ?  Celebrating  the dignity of Nature
In communication ? Elevating communicative dignity
In politics ?  Requiring integrity of all political agents
In health services ?  Inspiring cooperation among intranational health
In world  history ? Documenting contributions of  Peacebuilding Influencers
In longevity ?  Fostering intergenerational interdependence
In human rights ? Educating all children for Peace as as Human Right

[The poet implores readers to challenge themselves to add to the above list. Implicit in each item : 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

This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 9 Apr 2018.

Anticopyright: Editorials and articles originated on TMS may be freely reprinted, disseminated, translated and used as background material, provided an acknowledgement and link to the source, TMS: PEACE Everywhere: Let’s Show We Dare. How? A Checklist, is included. Thank you.

If you enjoyed this article, please donate to TMS to join the growing list of TMS Supporters.

Share this article:

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a CC BY-NC 4.0 License.

Comments are closed.