(An open series for reflecting on, and overcoming obstacles on the path to finding a World Solution that works.)
This is the first barrier. We are one, but not one, in that our ways are myriad.
Each society has differences, cultural norms of behavior, religious based rules, and laws that may address either equitably or unfairly.
We, as Americans, tend to see all these variations through the glass darkly when they do not align with our biased Western perspective.
I believe the largest obstacle is how to allow the greatest autonomy in cultural preservation and freedom while trying to prohibit abuse of any persons individually.
The answer, in my opinion cannot be raising McDonald’s in the shadow of temples world wide, and demanding homogenization to a Western template.