A Global Prayer for PEACE

POETRY FORMAT, 7 Jan 2019

Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service

For Peace on Earth
Let’s pray every day
In all languages what could we say?
A peaceful life Humanity needs
Let’s globally become Peace seeds
By treating one another with dignity
And playing our role in Nature with humility

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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 (www.abaweb.org). He can be reached at fcardosogomesdematos@gmail.com.

 

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