A Multidimensional View of PEACE

POETRY FORMAT, 3 Jan 2022

Francisco Gomes De Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service

PEACE is
Harmony serenely shared
Agreement wisely cobuilt
Calm humbly cultivated
Nonviolence as a road to nonkilling
Dignilogue multilingually mediated
Spirituality deeply meditated

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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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