Conflict Resolution Professionals for Nonkilling

by Francisco Gomes de Matos, a peace linguist and human rights educator from Recife, Brazil

Originally published at the website of the Center for Global Non-Killing.

You are often invited when a meeting is convened
with your expertise and experience you participate
You are expected to contribute,not just intervene
and,if possible,aggressive actions  to anticipate

When a conflict  may lead to destruction
with principles of Conflict Resolution you  comply
look for  a mutually constructive solution
and knowledge on Dignity you are challenged to apply

There is a new approach you can integrate
to the interdisciplinary perspective you adopt
It aims at the Right to LIFE always elevate
and for a killing-free global society to opt

May this poem also be seen as  a plea
for the wise inclusion of a Nonkilling orientation
so that in your work Society will  see
a peaceful way for human beings to live cooperation

(received February 13, 2011)

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