Minute on Population
We recognize rapid population growth to be an important human and environmental problem.
While causes and solutions are complex, we endorse the concept of family planning and efforts to make family planning, education, and services widely available. We feel a special concern for the status of women. We acknowledge disunity among Friends on abortion. We are united in opposing coercion in family planning programs. We urge Meetings to study further the problem of rapid population growth and discern how we are to act on this concern as individuals and Meetings.
- Are we aware of the interconnection of population concerns and such Quaker testimonies as right sharing, simplicity, peace, and equality?
- Do we fulfill our responsibility to be good stewards of God’s creation?
- Are we filled with God’s love for all life?