Thanks to Mark O’Connor for this article, preceded by his explanation. See http://www.anglican.org.au/Web/Website.nsf/content/Commission:_Public_Affairs for additional information, including the Anglican Church’s discussion paper on population.
I have highlighted some phrases in the media release below, describing the passing of a resolution on population by the Australian General Synod of the Anglican Church.
At a time when the Catholic church is so often in the news for appalling attitudes to population — a result of all the liberal priests having left in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, so that extremists now run the show — it is heartening to see the Anglicans making informed and moral observations about the need to reign in population growth.
The General Synod has now endorsed the viewpoint of its Public Affairs Committee, whose stance was briefly the subject of media comment about a year ago.
Anglicans: We have to acknowledge and respond to population issues in order to care for life
The Anglican General Synod of Australia recently held its three-yearly meeting, at which a motion about the need to acknowledge and respond to population issues in order to care for life on our planet was warmly supported.
The Lambeth conference of bishops from the world-wide Anglican communion reaffirmed a decade ago that the divine Spirit is in Creation and human beings have a responsibility to make sacrifices for the common good of all life. This year the Public Affairs Commission of the Australian Anglican Church presented a discussion paper on population issues* which formed the basis for the attached motion recently passed by the national Synod.
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