Category: Population

  • Crosswalk in long exposure in Chile, Santiago

    Caring About Population

    By Richard Grossman. Most Friends are careful stewards of our environment. Indeed, more than half of Yearly Meetings have added “Stewardship” (or the equivalent) to their short list of Testimonies. However, sometimes we don’t make the connection between our stewardship of Earth and human population. OK, I admit it: the…

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  • Baltimore Yearly Meeting

    Minute on Population (approved 1994) 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…

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  • IIlinois Yearly Meeting

    Minute on the Condition of Human Population and the Earth (approved August 2, 1997) Illinois Yearly Meeting website: http://www.ilym.org/ Today, we are confronted with interacting problems unique in their magnitude. Among the major problems are increasing numbers of people, excessive use of resources, environmental degradation, loss of biodiversity, and the…

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  • Lexington, Kentucky, Friends Meeting

    Minute on Population and the Environment (approved February 6, 2000) The world is experiencing ecological devastation that threatens the survival of all living things: climate change, ozone depletion, the widespread presence of toxic substances in air, water, and soils, and the steady decline of biological diversity. Human population pressures and…

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  • Southern Appalachian Yearly Meeting — Population

    Minute on Population (approved June 10, 2000) In October 1999, world human population surpassed 6 billion, having doubled since 1960. At the present rate of growth, it is likely to double again within the new century. The effects of this rapid population growth, exacerbated by excessive consumerism, threaten all of…

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  • QEW Population Resources

    QEW Population Working Group In 1650, when George Fox was alive, the world’s population was about one-half billion people; by the early 20th century it had reached two billion. In 2015, it reached 7.3 billion, more than a tripling in a century. Currently, more than 80 million persons are being…

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  • Santa Barbara Friends Meeting

    Friends Called to Consider World Population (Approved June 13, 2004) In the middle of the seventeenth century, when Quakerism was founded, there were over 600 million people on Earth; now there are more than six billion. The human population is growing at the rate of 3,000 every twenty minutes, while…

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  • QEW Population

    Population is Personal

    By Stan Becker. Here Stan Becker shares his spiritual and professional journey initiated by his early concern for the growth of human population on Earth. It is a story of his initial “vivid visual experience” in Mexico, which led him to search for an academic program that would allow him…

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  • Human Reproduction is in the Commons: The Case for Smaller Families

    This article was created by the Population Working Group of Quaker Earthcare Witness and is part of our “Pamphlets for Sharing” series.  Download the PDF or order print copies by emailing info@quakerearthcare.org. “In past times God’s Creation restored itself. Now humanity dominates, our growing population consuming more resources than nature can…

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  • Population: A Controversial Witness

    By Stan Becker. FRIENDS COMMITTEE on Unity with Nature (FCUN) was born in 1987 at the Friends General Conference gathering plenary. There, Marshall Massey outlined all the environmental threats we faced on planet earth. Except he missed one. He did not mention the rapid growth in numbers of our own…

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  • Adoption: An Option for Friends

    This article was created by QEW’s Population Working Group and is part of our “Pamphlets for Sharing” series.  Download the PDF here or order print copies by emailing info@quakerearthcare.org. Do you have a lot of love to give to children and don’t want to add to Earth’s population?…

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  • Empowering Women: The Link to Population

    This was written by QEW’s Population Working Group and is part of our “Pamphlets for Sharing” series.  Download the PDF here or order print copies by emailing info@quakerearthcare.org. “Strengthen the female mind by enlarging it, and there will be an end to blind obedience.” – Mary Wollstonecraft, 1792.

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  • A Witness on Sexuality for Friends

    This article was created by the Population Working Group of Quaker Earthcare Witness and is part of our “Pamphlets for Sharing” series.  Download the PDF here or order print copies by emailing info@quakerearthcare.org. Why is Sexuality a Quaker Earthcare Witness concern? Rapid population growth—the outcome of human sexual…

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  • Seeking Clearness on Childbearing in a Crowded World

    This article was created by the Population Working Group of Quaker Earthcare Witness and is part of our “Pamphlets for Sharing” series. Download the PDF or order print copies by emailing info@quakerearthcare.org. We as Friends seek Divine guidance in all realms of our lives. Couples seek clearness on…

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  • Immigration in a Crowded World: A Friends’ Perspective

    Population Resources This article was created by the Population Working Group of Quaker Earthcare Witness and is part of our “Pamphlets for Sharing” series. Download PDF Order Print Copies “Do not mistreat foreigners who are…

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  • Friends Witness on Population

    This article was created by the Population Working Group of Quaker Earthcare Witness and is part of our “Pamphlets for Sharing” series.  Download the PDF or order print copies by emailing info@quakerearthcare.org. “[Humankind] is … faced with a hideous problem in terms of sheer arithmetic…. [A]ny positive rate…

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  • Friends Seeking Clearness on Abortion

    This article was created by the Population Working Group of Quaker Earthcare Witness and is part of our “Pamphlets for Sharing” series. Download the PDF here or order print copies by emailing info@quakerearthcare.org. “How do we listen to Truth which may be revealed by others?” —North Pacific Yearly…

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  • Un Testimonio en el Asunto de la Población

    This article is part of our Pamphlets for Sharing series produced by QEW’s Publications Committee. Download the PDF here or order print copies by emailing info@quakerearthcare.org En 1650, cuando George Fox estaba vivo, la población mundial era de aproximadamente la mitad de mil millones de personas; en el…

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