Toward a Global Peace Literacy: A Peace Linguist´s Plea

POETRY FORMAT, 26 Nov 2018

Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service

One day Peace Literacy will be globalized
The right to be educated for Peace will be recognized

Sharing the Earth peacefully
will be experienced gracefully

Communicating peacefully will multilingually come true
Please support this global peacebuilding Plea, will you?

This Plea aims not only at Peace Education to change
but also to extend Humanity´s sustainable peace range

May this rhymed reflection educationally and ECOlinguistically thrive
engaging language users everywhere in a Global Peace Literacy drive


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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