Should Christians Have Less Kids to Preserve the Environment?
Air Date April 13, 2013
Environmentalists say humans have overextended themselves as a species and must start limiting the size of their families for the good of all. Are they right? Julie Roys will discuss the issue this Saturday on Up For Debate
with Mallory McDuff, a Christian environmentalist who supports this view, and Candice Watters, a Christian author and mother who strongly opposes it. That's this Saturday at 8 a.m. on Up For Debate
Candice Watters and her husband Steve founded Boundless.org webzine for Focus on the Family in 1998. Candice served as the Boundless editor for four years until leaving in 2002 to be a full-time mom, doing a little freelance writing and editing on the side. Both she and her husband are the authors of Start Your Family: Inspiration for Having Babies.
Mallory McDuff teaches environmental education at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, N.C. She is a frequent contributor to Huffington Post, Sojourners and USA Today. Mallory is also the author of Natural Saints: How People of Faith are Working to Save God's Earth
E. Calvin Beisner, Ph.D., is founder and national spokesman of The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation. He is a former Christian college and seminary professor and the author of several books including Prospects for Growth: A Biblical View of Population, Resources, and the Future. Calvin has also written hundreds of articles and is a popular speaker for churches, colleges and other institutions.
Julie Roys has become a trusted voice of biblical wisdom on Moody Radio, earning an audience through her weekly commentaries and appearances on The Morning Ride. Julie came to Moody Radio in 2007, after taking a 13-year hiatus from broadcasting to raise her children and serve in youth ministry. Prior to that, Julie worked as a TV news reporter for a CBS affiliate in Indiana and as a newswriter for WGN-TV and Fox News in Chicago.
Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Wheaton College and a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University. Julie and her husband, Neal, live in the Chicago suburbs and have three children.