QCOP Newslatter No 13, Autumn 2023       This newsletter starts with a report by Martin Schweiger  about a joint meeting with American Friends to discuss an academic paper :‘An Analysis of Three Decades of Increasing Carbon Emissions and The Weight of the P Factor‘. There are two reports, one of a Members evening with Marc Ukunu and one about the IUSSP debate with the topic: “The population of humans that can be supported sustainably on the planet at a reasonable standard of living is below 4 billion”, YES or NO. Also an interesting article by Roger Plenty called ‘Why blame the poor’. It also includes the Events diary.

QCOP Newsletter No 12, Spring 2023   This newsletter concentrates on our response to Quaker Peace and Social Witness pamphlets on Climate Justice  and on understanding terms used in discussing population. There is also a link to our website where we consider why Greenpeace won’t campaign on population. Finally, details of how to support the charity ‘CHASE Africa’.

QCOP Newsletter No 11, Autumn 2022.  Announcement of the art competition winner. Reflections of a Quaker on humanity reaching 8 billion in numbers. Comments after seeing the play ‘Breeding Grounds’. Film review ‘8 Billion Angels’. Talks at the Mount School in York. Supporting the ‘CHASE Africa’ charity.

QCOP Newsletter No 10, Spring 2022. News about QCOP art/poster competition. Talk to pupils at William Penn School. ‘Breeding Grounds’, a new play commissioned by QCOP. Support CHASE Africa, a charity helping women and the environment in Africa. Events diary.

QCOP Newsletter No.9, Autumn 2021. Jonathon Porritt’s talk to Friends at BYM: Newbury Friends’ zoom meeting: Hexham debate: China and the one child policy.

QCOP Newsletter No.8, Spring 2021. Distribution of our booklet ‘Difficult Questions about Population’, ‘Any Questions session, an article on ‘Are the Aims of QCOP in tune with Quaker Values?’, Marie Stopes and her heritage, Communications Policy, supporting charities, the Hexham debate.

QCOP Newsletter No.7, Autumn 2020. Issue of new book ‘Difficult Questions about Population’ by Roger Plenty and others, and extracts from Florence Blondel’s article in ‘Population Voice’ giving a black woman’s view.

QCOP Newsletter No. 6, Spring 2020. QCOP at Kingston, a personal view: ‘Am I a white supremicist?’: creating the booklet ‘Difficult Questions’

QCOP Newsletter No. 5, Autumn 2019. QCOP at Yearly Meeting: ‘Quakers, Population and the Future of Humanity’ talk by Simon Beard: Culture  Change the Modern Way: New Zealand ‘an under-populated country?’

QCOP Newsletter No.4,Spring 2019. Discussion of the Depopulation Dividend: threat to the Sahel; a report from New Zealand: answers to difficult questions: talk to be given by Simon Beard at Yearly Meeting

QCOP Newsletter No.3, September 2018.   QCOP is now a Quaker Recognised Body. Scientists’ Second Warning to Humanity reported. Report of Meeting at Jesus Lane FMH, Cambridge, 23 June. Report of Meeting at Gloucester FMH, 3 February

QCOP Newsletter No.2, November 2017.  Report of QCOP activity at Warwick YMG. ‘Welcome to the Anthropocene!’. Two Population Matters leaflets.

QCOP Newsletter No.1, March 2017. Report of meeting at Southampton FMH, ‘Take a Jam Jar’, 29 October. Meeting of QCOP steering group members with representitives of QPSW and Church Governance at Friends House in January.Having a smaller family is the greenest thing one can do (murtaugh and Schlax)