Religion and Population Control

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    Quote Originally Posted by doomer View Post
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    1% of 7 billion > 2% of 1 billion in absolute numbers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doomer View Post

    And churches, with best of intentions, send missionaries and support to these areas. However, my curiosity is if those churches that do not support education and birth contol serve the best interests of those people and humanity in general?
    I doubt the issue ever comes up during mission trips. Usually missionaries try to meet basic needs, teach the Bible, and start churches or schools. I would be surprised if birth control is ever discussed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PP1 View Post
    I doubt the issue ever comes up during mission trips. Usually missionaries try to meet basic needs, teach the Bible, and start churches or schools. I would be surprised if birth control is ever discussed.
    That makes sense, and maybe that would be more if the WHO’s role. My concern is that certain religions discourage birth control, or at least contraceptives.

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    Methodists take population control seriously in their missionary work.
    http://http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/worlds-population-and-the-churchs-response
    This is a couple of takeaways from Social Principles UMC:

    As people of faith, we are called to educate ourselves about the interconnectedness of life’s critical concerns and live as responsible stewards. The church can address these complex population-related issues on several fronts. We call on:

    1. all United Methodists to access educational opportunities that focus on the issue of population and its inter-relatedness to other critical issues such as poverty, disease, hunger, environment, injustice, and violence, and to promote these opportunities in the local church;

    2. United Methodist medical and mission facilities around the world to provide a full range of reproductive health and family planning information and services;

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