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Faculty Paul Hanley, Arthur Dahl, Kim Naqvi, Neil Whatley, Robert White
Bahá'u'lláh described agriculture as a "a vital and import matter" that was foremost among the principles for "the advancement of mankind and the reconstruction of the world” (Tablets of Baha’u’llah Revealed After the Kitab-i-Aqdas 89, 90). Yet current agricultural policy often prioritizes yield and profit over health and sustainability, while the poor struggle to feed themselves, and climate change makes farming increasingly unpredictable. These and other factors threaten food security. In Baha’i Perspectives on Agriculture and Food, we will examine the teachings of the Baha’i Faith on agriculture, food, and rural development; relate these teachings to contemporary public discourse on these issues; and suggest ways in which agricultural activities can be incorporated into core activities, community-building, and emerging social action.
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Sunday, January 15, 2017 - Saturday, March 4, 2017
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