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Cultural traditions, environmental conservation and international development

Originally posted on Shonil Bhagwat:
Community mosaic, Edgbaston, Birmingham (Source: Jackie Nash Art) This mosaic is an example of living with difference in a multicultural society and forms a good analogy for the co-existence of cultural traditions, environmental conservation and…

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Foundations for Farming

For many people, farming and growing are religious. I follow no organised religion but God’s here to stay on the land. For example here’s Foundations for Farming where good land management is promoted from a Christian point of view. I … Continue reading

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Biocultural refugia

Originally posted on Shonil Bhagwat:
A modern-day sacred natural site: Sancheti organic farm near Pune, India, on mappingthesacred.org Pune, the small town where I grew up, is now a bustling metropolis of 6 million people. In my visit to the city…

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Could Food Insecure Africa Have Found a Saviour in Farming God’s Way?

argylesock says… I wasn’t going to read this article, because I don’t believe in God. But lots of people do, and anyway the ideas now labelled ‘Farming God’s Way’ sound very sensible.

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Putting the culture back in agriculture: Reviving native food and farming traditions

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Mangarbani: Delhi’s last sacred forest grove

Originally posted on Save Mangar Bani:
Environmentalists have often voiced their concern about the groundwater depletion in the NCR region. Mindless deforestation is aggravating this problem further. What can be described as possibly the last stretch of virgin forests in…

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Dragons, Devils & Dinosaurs: A Symbiologist’s Guide to St George’s Day

Originally posted on Symbiology:
It’s St George’s Day today; here in England, this is the feast day of our Patron Saint.  We share him with a number of other countries including Moldova, Palestine and (perhaps unsurprisingly) Georgia, but we are…

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Having a beef with the ox and the ass

You might like what my fellow blogger petrel41 at Dear Kitty says about Christmas nativity scenes’ origin. As if the Sceptical Prophet hadn’t debunked Xmas enough, we learn that ‘no donkeys, oxen, cattle or other farmyard friends’ were seen in … Continue reading

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Debunking Xmas

My recent blog posts have been influenced by the ‘festive’ season, as you may have noticed. But as Xmas looms – my least-liked time of year – I recommend what my fellow blogger the Sceptical Prophet wrote: Christmas Has Nothing … Continue reading

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Swaddling clothes, gold, frankincense and myrrh

Myths about the birth of Jesus say that ‘three wise men’ visited him as he lay, ‘wrapped in swaddling clothes,’ in a manger in Bethlehem. The myths say that the wise men gave him ‘gold, frankincense and myrrh’. Swaddling means … Continue reading

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