Letter: ‘Just say no’ to endless population growth

Salt Lake Tribune Nov. 10, 2015 original: http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/3157714-155/letter-just-say-no-to-endless Gov. Gary Herbert seemed almost cheerful that we will have a state population of 4 million by 2030. “Accelerated growth” (Herbert’s words) is considered positive. Exponential growth has a more ominous connotation. Seventy percent of our population growth is being produced...

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Why should the world’s population be a concern of the world’s religions?

Why should the world’s population be a concern of the world’s religions? By: Beth Blattenberger Because we care about our children, and their children, and all future generations. We want everyone to have healthy food, clean water, shelter, health care, personal safety and other essentials. Today, although there is enough food for everyone, it is not being produced sustainably and is often not healthy. Because...

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Parliament of the World’s Religions – Salt Lake City – October 15 through 19, 2015

  What: The 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions  http://www.parliamentofreligions.org When: October 15 – 19, 2015 Where: Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Visit our booth at the Parliament. UPEC will be in Exhibit Hall A, Space # 916.  Salt Palace Conv Ctr Map       Parliament  Booth Map  The Parliament is the oldest, the largest, and the most inclusive gathering...

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Links to other Organizations

Family Planning 2020 is a global partnership that supports the rights of women and girls to decide, freely, and for themselves, whether, when, and how to have children. Planned Parenthood Pathfinder International, based in Massachusetts, supports sexual and reproductive health throughout the world. UC Berkeley Bixby Center for Population, Health & Sustainability PopOffsets, started by the British...

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Current News

  Current News: 4-12-2015: Smart Girls vs. Bombs, by Nicholas Kristof. Details at: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/12/opinion/sunday/nicholas-kristof-smart-girls-vs-bombs.html?_r=0 “To reduce birthrates, it particularly helps to educate girls: Every extra four years of primary schooling for a girl is linked to about one fewer child.” 3-26-2015: 16 Writers on the Decision to not have...

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