NONKILLING : A Qualitative-Quantitative View

by Francisco Gomes de Matos, a peace linguist from Recife, Brazil

The Nonkilling Approach thrives as a qualitative dimension
but it also has an equally important quantitative aim
Glenn Paige´s Nonkilling is concerned about killing-prevention
but a measurable intention is embedded in its name

If the number of unnatural deaths keeps increasing
how can the percentage of killings be reduced ?
Through global efforts, such killings will start decreasing
and the fruits of Global Nonkilling will be produced

In this Approach, extension and increase of killings are investigated
A peaceful, nonviolent, nonkilling world becomes its measurable goal
qualitative and quantitative research methods are wisely integrated
promoting Life on Earth as nonkillingly shared by every heart-and-soul

Received October 9, 2010

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