Intractable is a term we used to highlight engrained and often long-term psychologies, difficulties, and conflicts that relate to individuals, communities, societies, and countries. Though ‘intractable’ is a fit description, however, it does not mean that such issues are impossible to resolve but only that it will be difficult to do so.
Grow more urgent by the day—from climate change to racism, to terrorism, to social inequality.
Difficult to come by due to the rapid increase in new unknowns, and the instinct to revert to old habits.
The 'hard' sciences, social sciences, humanities, and other scholarship have a a strategic role to play.
What we Do
Our Three Internal instruments that research, define, create, and implement solutions
These three institutions work independently but also interrelate as mutual non-authoritative agents unified in their collaborative and consultative capacity to seek the best decisions possible for both current and future prospects to achieve progressive long-term sustainability that's global in perspective. Given current levels of knowledge, understandings and circumstances, their primary efforts are directed toward finding ways to pursue and reveal ‘new knowledge’ that can further human progress in inclusive and positive ways.
Our primary task is to spearhead reveaing new knowledge to delineate sustainable pathways for humanity’s secure and systematic progression into future unknows.
Institute For Global Promise
A core challenge faced by the Institute is to understand how and by what means truth can be forthcoming and what action to take when revealed.
Global Reach Initiative
TeamMx integrated field systems interact across and within assigned regions, boundaries and divides to advise on ways to resolve issues impacting community welfare.
Tackling intractable issues requires knowledge, personal will, forbearance, integrity, and action. These attributes cooperate as conduits for spiritual-based solutions. They are also the source of moral courage for both the individual and society, to exhibit a profound sense of justice in human affairs. Creating and implementing solutions to problems in human affairs is a long-term process. Steep resistance is expected because entrenched ideologies historically do not give ground easily, usually impending major social crises.
Don't Let the Complexities of global Burdens stop Your efforts to effect meaningful resolutions
Tackle problems based on truth and spiritual realities; meaning that the bond shared by all humanity, what defines us as being human, is our innate core that exists in a spiritual context. Therefore, we focus on spiritual principles as the basis for problem-solving to provide long-term solutions. We engage not in esoteric discussions on this matter.
Address Issues Retarding global human Development
Actionable Knowledge is needed to resolve some of the worlds greatest challenges
Both 'Strategic' and 'Actionable' knowledge, in our view, reflects the learning capability of individuals and organizations to connect heterogeneous elements (social, political, economic, technological). The relational understanding generated by both strategic and actionable knowledge can extend existing modes of knowing in ways that will impact future actions.
Justice fosters unity and harmony at all levels of society. Along with Truthfulness and trustworthiness, they embody the capacity to discern, value, and uphold social progress. These spiritual attributes provide the standard to guide individual conduct and collective effort, without which individual nor social progress is possible.
Applying Spiritual based indicators explores the principle of unity in diversity made integral to development policy. It envisions sustainability in ways that accept both the possibility and necessity of a united and peaceful effort based on a collective effort put forth by a diverse humanity in pursuit of a stable and progressive future.
Humanity, as an Entity of One, its essential oneness, may sound simple but have profound implications when employing its countless layers and dimensions as criteria infused in planning, concepts, and procedures to achieve long-term progressive and sustainable development.
Perspective on Core Values
We address problem-solving from three primary perspectives: Justice, Spirituality, and Entity of One. Justice is primary core element operating in human society; spirituality defines humans as being human, its core driver; humankind as a species of one harbours an extensive diversity, has infinite talents, and unlimited creative abilities. These are the reoccurring themes that forms the basis for all research to investigate truth and find solutions to humanity's plight. The core values are referenced thought out our work. The challenge for us as researchers, and by extension the human family, is to devise spiritual solutions to problems that stifle human progress.
Areas of Importance
Rather that provide solutions, information is presented to acquaint the aspirant with a wide verity of views to increase understanding of the nature and complexity of the world which we have inherited.
Dysfunctional World Order
We live in turbulent times. The world is in the midst of a geopolitical transition marked once again by imperial rivalries and the emergence of dangerous peripheral forces and existential threats.
Boundaries may coincide with particular geographical features, such as rivers, lakes, mountains, or they may appear to be almost completely arbitrary. Many of the borders in Africa, Asia and the Middle East during the latter stages of European colonialization of Africa, Asia and the Middle East were arbitrarily imposed, resulting in the mis-alignment of peoples, uprooting them from their natural habituates. Much of current conflicts between peoples and states can be traced back to colonial era malfeasance. How should this problem be dealt with to help insure a more peaceful future for humanity?
Emergent Global Ethos
Worldwide, forces in play are stressing humanity’s social and institutional fabrics in ways that reflect the transformative power emitted by a volcanic eruption and the intense heat that emanates from molten lava. Humanity is awash with thralls of discovery, a concrete sign of an emergent global ethos. The problem we face is that there is no plan in place to guide its unfolding, no means available to guard against becoming overwhelmed. Leadership, be it as it may, has failed to consider the larger picture, concentrating instead mainly on contrivances to preserve the status quo.
‘As we confront the hard facts of ecological devastation, and environmental degradation unfolding on a planetary scale—with overpopulation, famine, war, xenophobia, technological distrust, pollution, and humankind’s misguided hubris prodding the global ecosystem toward the brink of exponential systemic runaway—we do not believe that politics, economics, and business, or science and technology, working independently or with each other, can offer a unified/unifying vision that faithfully reflects the integrated complexity of this World.
We must develop new modes of interacting with each other and with the global ecosystem. It will use the growing emergence of global consciousness to plan a global ethic, an indicator that such a transformation has begun. The move to define, implement and promote a global ethic in business and religion is cause for considerable optimism.
Humankind’s self-awareness is undergoing a radical period of fundamental transformation, and these initially independent efforts to plan a global ethic are evidence that a profound social and cultural evolution is occurring. As a first step toward recognizing and cultivating a global consciousness, we must experience the earth as an interrelated organic whole.
This requires us to experience and understand cultures and religions from a global perspective, and to see human history as global history. The movement toward planning a global ethic represents an important and necessary stage in the evolution of human culture, as it moves toward a forming a global society characterized by a newly complexified global consciousness.
Complicating this task is the paradoxes fostered by the rapid development and inappropriate application of new technologies. The technological advances responsible for our collective transformation are also responsible, in part, for the social and ecological crisis we face on a global scale. Given the complexity of this situation, cultivating global consciousness will not be a sufficient response. We must radically transform our obsolete modes of interacting with each other and the global ecosystem and commit ourselves to develop a viable and sustainable global ethos that will benefit all of humanity.’
Moral persuasiveness backed by ethical considerations and supported by spiritual perceptiveness and the enduring embrace of justice will safely guide the process.
*Adapted from ‘Toward A Viable Global Ethic’. By Harry R. Halloran, Jr. and Lawrence S. Bale.
Law OF the Sea
Spirituality And Decision-making
Functions of State
what modern states actually do
What is the State? and What does the State do? Though they are clearly different questions with different sorts of answers, they are confounded and treated together, resulting in a great political problems.
Cohesive Global Public Policy
In our modern world, everything we do reflects our social, political, and economic ideologies. To understand the failures of our economic system on the scale of an illicit global economy, we must understand how issues such as government theft, drug trafficking, global wealth, money laundering, and the ‘shadow’ financial system contribute to some of our most intractable issues ranging from poverty to hunger, terrorism, and periodic economic crises.
For humanity to progress, we don’t just require an advanced economy. We require an economy that functions as it should, bringing equity and opportunity to all of its participants. It is essential that we disconnect politics and economics. Political instruments are the only tools we have to deal with illicit mechanisms, and until politics to incentivised economics cease, the will for action will not exist.
Market forces do not exist separate from humanity; they result from human will and persistent endeavours. It did not emerge from nowhere… we made it. Whether we like it, we must admit responsibility and be accountable for the illicit economy.
Addressing economic challenges will require fundamental changes in how our world works. Many of these changes would come at a massive perceived cost, but the outcomes—over several generations- would exceed even the most utopian vision of a peaceful and fair world.
—Thought Economics, June 2012.
One of the pressing problems that confront most of the political and social systems today is the problem of corruption. Its presence is so prominent that scholars are engaged in conceptualizing its totality. They agree to discuss the problem from two perspectives: historical and contextual. The problem revolves around a fundamental question: Is it a systemic problem, a non-systemic issue-based problem, or an issue-specific problem? If it is systemic, much depends upon the system itself, they may find a remedy within that specific system. If it is a non-systemic issue, perhaps the solution to the problem lies with the specific issue discussed.
The problem of corruption, political and social, leads to another factor—one that relates to people’s confidence in the political process and the social wellbeing of the country in question. Any analysis of political and/or social corruption should include examining public behavior towards political actors and social extremities. Another important aspect that demands attention is the area of ‘autonomy’, both political and social, which guides and controls the nature of political and social processes.
The problem is vast and seems insurmountable, but workable solutions will require integrated moral, spiritual, and ethical criteria.
Adapted from: The Indian Journal of Political Science © 2008 Indian Political Science Association.
Relinquish Nefarious Activity
It may be impossible to eliminate nefarious activities at this adolescent stage in human evolution, but in some circumstances and under certain conditions, a nefarious activity diminishes if we apply corrective measures within predetermined situations and institutional structures. This requires collaboration, investigation, in-depth analysis, moral courage, and a collective will to engage agreed-upon solutions. Monitoring is mandatory, and in certain situations, it may require mentoring.
Actions taken will not be an easy task, but it will be a teachable experience with long-term positive results as more people become interested in protecting social welfare.
a state of stability and consensus
Social order is present when individuals agree to a shared social contract that states that certain rules and laws must be abided and certain standards, values, and norms maintained.
Purging The Scourge of Racism
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