Society and Culture

Fall 2016

In Guns We Trust?

Donald Winchester

Gun control may seem a uniquely American issue, but at its heart lies a much deeper problem with global implications.

Special Report: A Penchant for Violence
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A Penchant for Violence

Although humanity’s historical record hints at a great capacity for love, we’ve left a bloody trail that belies our best intentions. Will we ever outgrow our penchant for violence?

Summer 2016

Violence: Is Religion the Problem?

Ron Dodgen

Vision reviews three books addressing the increasingly insistent claim that without religion, there would be much less war and violence in the world.


Summer 2016

When Terror Reigns

Gina Stepp

Terrorism is nothing new. Yet a meaningful definition remains elusive, understanding the issues is a challenge, and a lasting solution seems more than we can hope for. Are there answers?

Summer 2016

China and the Future of the World

Donald Winchester

Understanding China’s current place in the world requires looking at the nation through a non-Western lens.


Spring 2016

Famine: Causes and Cures

Martin Coates

What’s the answer to the perennial problem of food shortages and famine?


Special Report: Peace Architects
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Peace Architects 

In this Special Report, Vision publisher David Hulme speaks to these key peace architects among others as he explores the roles of identity and ideology in the Middle East conflict.

Special Report: One Day in Peace
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One Day in Peace?

The United Nations General Assembly first celebrated One Day in Peace on the first day of the new millennium, and a later resolution invited “all the peoples of the world to celebrate One Day in Peace, 1 January 2002, and every year thereafter.”

Hope in the Face of Disaster
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Hope in the Face of Disaster

Vision writers take issue with the doomsday speculations that often follow in the wake of disasters, by examining them in a more hopeful light.

Special Report: Global Finance, Human Fallout
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Global Finance, Human Fallout

The U.N. says the current economic crisis is “deepening hunger worldwide,” and warns that the effects of wide-scale hunger may have irreversible consequences on health, education and productivity.