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Spirit of Agriculture

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A series of fascinating essaysand project summarieslooking at the importance of agriculture from a Bahá'í perspective.

Project Summaries

  • An Investment for Well-being: Restoring the Agricultural Environment on Bolivia’s Altiplano
  • A Tanzanian School Promotes Self-reliance
  • Rural Education in Northern Honduras - Ineke Gijsbers
  • Felin Gelli Rural Training Farm Ineke Gijsbers EcoAg Service: Farm Apprenticeships For Youth - Nancy E. McIntyre
  • The Garden Terraces of the Shrine of the Báb - An Interview with the Architect, Fariborz Sahba

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  1. Agriculture and Religion: A Necessary Unity
    Paul Hanley
  2. Agriculture in the World’s Religions: An Overview
    P.J. Stewart
  3. This Vital and Important Matter: A Survey of the Bahá’í Writings on Agriculture
    Paul Hanley
  4. The Involvement of the Central Figures of the Bahá’í Faith in Agriculture
    Iraj Poostchi
  5. A Perspective on Food in the Bahá’í Faith
    Paul Fieldhouse
  6. Rethinking the Management of Small Rural Businesses
    Michel Zahrai
  7. Reinventing the Village
    Gary Reusche
  8. The Genetic Modification of Crops: A Bahá’í’s Perspective
    Paul Olson
  9. Igi Oko: The Tree Farms at Sapoba, Nigeria circa 1927
    Richard St Barbe Baker
  10. Strengthening Local Economies and Community Identity: FUNDAEC’s Experience
    Pascal Molineaux
  11. Balancing Science with Inspiration: A Bahá’í Scientist’s Struggle to Discover the Hidden Secrets of Restoring Corals and Fish to Degraded Coral Reefs
    Austin Bowden-Kerby
  12. Gardens for Mongolia: Growing the Capacity of Mongolia’s Families
    The Mongolian Development Centre


Editor: Paul Hanley.

Format: Softcover book, 240 pages, 17 x 25 cm.

Publisher: George Ronald Publisher, 2006.