Conceptual Embedding: A Continuum

POETRY FORMAT, 23 Sep 2019

Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service

Human Rights are embedded in Dignity
Dignity is embedded in Character
Character is embedded in Conduct
Conduct is embedded in Communication
Communication is embedded in Cognition
Cognition is embedded in Science
Science is embedded in Nature
Nature is embedded in Harmony
Harmony is embedded in Decency
Decency is embedded in Education
Education is embedded in Humility
Humility is embedded in Spirituality
Spirituality is embedded in Faith
Faith is embedded in Serenity
Serenity is embedded in Nonviolence
Nonviolence is embedded in Nonkilling
Nonkilling is embedded in Yesliving
Nonkilling is embedded in Justice
Justice is embedded in Justice
Justice is embedded in Peace
Peace is embedded in Life-protecting/supporting/sustaining

Dear reader, Please add to the above continuum.


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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