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Author chat with Stan Becker on clearness on children

From the article: Friends are very active in environmental concerns now. But it is probably true that for most American […]

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Author Stan Becker reads “One Friend’s Experience of Clearness Regarding Childbearing”

Excerpt from One Friend’s Experience of Clearness Regarding Childbearing: Contemplating words to share about a decision not to have biological children […]

Stan Becker is a member of Homewood Meeting in Baltimore, Md. He has worked as a demographer for 40 years and has traveled among Friends in Baltimore Yearly Meeting and beyond under the concern about rapid population growth.  He has served on the board of the American Friends Service Committee, the steering committee of Friends Committee on Unity with Nature (now Quaker Earthcare Witness), and the general committee of FCNL. He lives with his wife, Fannie, in Baltimore.


Posted in: Audio, September 2015: Reproduction and Family Planning, Unfeatured
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One Friend’s Experience of Clearness Regarding Childbearing

Childrearing as a calling.

Stan Becker is a member of Homewood Meeting in Baltimore, Md. He has worked as a demographer for 40 years and has traveled among Friends in Baltimore Yearly Meeting and beyond under the concern about rapid population growth.  He has served on the board of the American Friends Service Committee, the steering committee of Friends Committee on Unity with Nature (now Quaker Earthcare Witness), and the general committee of FCNL. He lives with his wife, Fannie, in Baltimore.


Posted in: September 2015: Reproduction and Family Planning
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How can we work more for peace than for war?

Wars and preparations for war are very expensive. It is estimated that the direct costs to the U.S. of the […]

Stan Becker is a member of Baltimore (Md.) Meeting-Homewood.


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Reconsidering “I Approve”

Friends have a unique way of conducting business in which unity of all those assembled is sought on decision items. […]

Stan Becker is a member of Homewood Monthly Meeting in Baltimore, Md. Before serving as clerk of FCUN, he was clerk of its population subcommittee. He has a minute of support from Homewood, Chesapeake Quarter, and Baltimore Yearly Meetings to travel among Friends under the weight of the concern about rapid population growth and our impact on the Earth’s ecosystems. He is a professor of Population Studies at Johns Hopkins University.


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Peace, Climate, and Reproductive Health

Human population growth is at the heart of many of today’s conflicts. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not […]

Richard Grossman is a member of Durango (Colo.) Meeting. In addition to practicing obstetrics and gynecology for 38 years in Durango, he writes a monthly column for the Durango Herald. Past issues of “Population Matters!” are available at Population​-matters​.org.


Posted in: Features, September 2015: Reproduction and Family Planning
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Rapid Population Growth: Traveling with a Concern

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Population as a Friends Concern

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Forum November 2015

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