One day Peace, Nonviolence and Nonkilling will become One, by Francisco Gomes de Matos
One day in an imaginable future, Peace, Nonviolence and Nonkilling will appear before the United Nations or its succeeding global organization, to discuss ways in which they could harmonize, integrate their visions and missions into a Global Policy to be put into practice by Humankind everywhere.
Peace, as the oldest member of the trio, will speak first. It will say that its entry into written languages dated back to the 12th century. Thus, it made its debut into written English in 1125. It reminded the audience that Peace was a Universal of Human Harmony, Dignity, and Spirituality found in all languages, variously formed lexically. Then Peace will summarize its growth and development as a foundational concept-term, through examples of a vast literature in several languages and of organizations (local, national, international) which have Peace as a permanent component in Educational systems, from elementary through university curricula. The expanding universality of Peace Studies will also be highlighted, and data will be shared on the visibility of Peace on the Internet.
A comparison of Definitions of Peace in general and specialized dictionaries, encyclopedias and similar reference works will be made, across languages and cultures. The universal challenge of avoiding and of preventing War of any type will be dealt with, with statistical info on how peaceful regions, countries, cities have been in the past decade.
Since Peace-promoting depends mostly on Communicative Peace, Peace will reiterate its plea for all citizens (all ages) to be educated to learn to communicate peacefully in all languages.
In closing its report, Peace will say that it would like to serve Humankind better, both for Mediation and Meditation and above all, for Deeper Humanization. In a spirit of Humility, Peace will say that it feels privileged to be sharing this communicative responsibility with Nonviolence and Nonkilling and will thank the Discussion organizers for the kind invitation.
Nonviolence will be the next presenter. It will tell the audience (at the Auditorium and on live, over global television networks) that although it had made its visual entry into languages from 1951, through the deeply humanizing work of Mahatma Gandhi, its transformative power had been characterizing many actions in the History of Humankind. Then Nonviolence will provide many examples of advances in awareness and conscientization vis a vis Nonviolent Actions, especially through the work of nongovernmental organizations committed to helping human beings become nonviolent planetary citizens. In a spirit of sharing, Nonviolence will assess the results of programs in many countries aimed at preparing citizens for nonviolent intracultural and intercultural living.
Interactions between planetary peace patriots and nonviolence patriots will be assessed, in multi and transdisciplinary perspectives, and recommendations will be made for more research to be conducted, crossculturally about Peace and Nonviolence as two complementary, constructive forces for the good of Humankind.
Before closing, Nonviolence will sing a song hailing the ties bringing Peace and Nonviolence together and a documentary will be shown in which Nonviolent movies and videogames outnumber violent ones.
The third presenter, Nonkilling, will focus on the taking of Human life, as expressed by U.S. political scientist Glenn D. Paige, as the most abominable, deplorable, dehumanizing act committed by human beings. Nonkilling will add that the concept had been underlying varied traditions from East and West, across spiritual, religious systems, beliefs, and practices.
Then Peace will show how the spread of the Nonkilling approach had been taking place, with an extraordinary diversity of initiatives aimed at preparing citizens for sharing the Earth nonkillingly.
In closing, Nonkilling will urge that, together with Peace and Nonviolence, the three Humanizing Forces look into ways of becoming One Force, so as to assure Humankind of its Right to Live Peacefully, Nonviolently and Nonkillingly.
A brief Declaration or Manifesto will be drafted, resulting from contributions received on line from all parts of the world. A special computer program will do the processing and selecting of the suggestions made by such Voices, representing Peace, Nonviolence and Nonkilling.
One day, one day, Peace, Nonviolence and Nonkilling will become One. Until then, let’s do our share –fulfill our universal humanizing duty to abolish all forms of War, Violence, and Killing from the Earth. Then, a new History of the World will be lived, harmoniously, and dignifyingly.