TRANSforming Humanity: A Challenge to Peace Linguistics Applicability

POETRY FORMAT, 24 Dec 2018

Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service

LET´S NOT ………………………………………   LET´S LEARN TO

dehumanize                                                       humanize

demoralize                                                         moralize

humiliate                                                            elevate

intimidate                                                           cooperate

offend                                                                  amend

segregate                                                             integrate

desecrate                                                             consecrate

villify                                                                    edify

invalidate                                                            validate

insult                                                                    exult

annihilate ( LIFE)                                              perpetuate

disdain ( HUMAN RIGHTS)                           maintain

be materialistic                                                  be spiritualistic

suppress  PEACE                                               express  PEACE


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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