March 23, 2008
Those countries that have a mandatory military service should pool their resources and create the “World Community Service” instead. Young men (and women) from different countries will work together in a country other than their own on a task of importance for the local community. While learning the language and understanding the culture, they will make friends from different countries around the world. Europe should initiate this program, but it is meant to become a global movement that gradually replaces the insertion of young men into a militarized way of thinking by inserting them in a international community way of thinking plus gives them a chance for intercultural learning and intercultural friendships.
This could be an important long-term contribution to world peace.