The PEACE power of NON
POETRY FORMAT, 7 Oct 2019
When to NONviolence we commit
No forms of harm we permit
When to NONkilling we commit
No forms of killing we admit
When NONviolence and
NONkilling we advocate
The DIGNITY of a PEACEFUL
LIFE we elevate
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 email@example.com.
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