The creation of departments at every level of government focused on the creation of peace and the dissemination of information about what works to produce the highest benefit for humankind in every area of human endeavor.
Let's look at the second idea first. To date, the concept of Shared Solutions has not received much attention from humanity's power structures. Brilliant solutions to some of our most vexing problems are being created all the time, with many of them actually put into place and functioning effectively on the ground right now— but nobody knows about them. The result is that we are continually having to "reinvent the wheel" from location to location, all around the world.
Almost every human problem has been solved somewhere. Yet sharing the solutions that have been created by our most imaginative minds is something humanity is not doing at anywhere near the level of which it is capable. The simple application of already existing technology would make it possible for the human race to map out functional strategies with which to approach virtually any challenge.
What might be the problem? Creating the best educational program possible— better than anything now being offered in almost all places on the earth? It's already been done. Finding a way to finance newly emerging enterprises of small- business people, and particularly women and racial minorities, as well as those with little access to entrepreneurial funding? It's already been done. Providing health care for all in an affordable and effective way? It's already been done. Elimi- nating starvation and deep hunger as a human experience, regardless of a person's ability to pay? It's already been done.
The problem is not that we have failed to find any solutions, the problem is that we have failed to share them—and in a startling number of cases we don't even know about them.
Well, it seems to me that only when we see someone else's problems as our problems, and someone else's challenges as our challenges——which ethic is precisely what The New Spirituality will produce——will we see the benefit of establishing, in every country on earth, a National Office of Shared Solutions, and a global office as well.