Church and State is a news website and an initiative of Network for Church Monitoring (N4CM), a non-profit organisation founded in 2011 in London, England.

Church and State addresses the formidable challenges the world faces in the 21st century, including overpopulation, environmental sustainability, and social stability. We are committed to women’s reproductive health, rights and empowerment. “Overpopulation is the main driver of climate change, ill health and conflict,” according to the British Medical Journal. Nonetheless, the Catholic Church, as directed by its hierarchy in the Vatican, is a principle force in opposing population growth control.

Sir John Beddington, former Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Government, warns that the world faces a perfect storm of food shortages, scarce water and insufficient energy resources that threatens to unleash public unrest, cross-border conflicts and mass migration as people flee from the worst-affected regions. He says the world is heading for major upheavals which are due to come to a head in 2030.

A Perfect Storm – Sir John Beddington, Chief Scientific Advisor UK

It is vital that the public be exposed to the scientific perspective, and this presupposes the separation of church and state and public policies that are based on secular principles, not religious doctrine. Yet government legislators and executives permit religion, instead of empirical, scientifically supported evidence, to shape public policy. For this reason, we must shift the discussion about the importance of secular government back into the mainstream.

Our Chairman is Dr. Stephen D. Mumford, founder and President of the North Carolina-based Center for Research on Population and Security. He has been called to provide expert testimony before the U.S. Congress on the topic of world population growth as a national security threat. In the first video below, Dr. Mumford interviews one of the founding fathers of the World Health Organisation, the late Prof. Milton P. Siegel, who was the assistant director-general of the organisation for 24 years. In conversation they discuss the Vatican’s control of WHO population policy.

N4CM is run by husband and wife team Declan and Lola Heavey. Declan, a former PE teacher, is from Dublin, Ireland. Lola, who writes the Church and State blog, is a former social psychologist from Madrid, Spain. They share the view Sir David Attenborough expresses in the second video below that time is running out to tackle climate change.

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This page was last updated on 12 January 2023.

Vatican control of World Health Organization population policy: an interview with Milton P. Siegel

‘Continuation of civilisation is in your hands,’ Attenborough tells world leaders

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