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TITLEThe Bahá'í Village Granary: Spiritual Underpinnings and Applications to North America
AUTHOR 1Peter Calkins
AUTHOR 2Benoit Girard
DATE_THIS1998
VOLUME8:3
TITLE_PARENTJournal of Bahá'í Studies
PUB_THISAssociation for Bahá'í Studies North America
CITY_THISOttawa, ON
ABSTRACTA village granary helps lay the systemic foundations of Bahá’u’lláh’s spiritualized new world economic order for both rural and urban society, the capstone of God’s progressive revelation of rural institutions for the sustainable use of natural resources.
NOTES See also journal.bahaistudies.ca/online/issue/view/39.
TAGS- `Abdu'l-Bahá,; Agriculture; Canada; Economics; Granaries; Kitáb-i-Aqdas (Most Holy Book); Lawh-i-Dunya (Tablet of the World); Rural development; Social action; Sustainable Development; Villages
 
CONTENT
About: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s monetized village granary helps lay the systemic foundations of Bahá’u’lláh’s spiritualized New World Economic Order for both rural and urban society. It is the capstone of God’s progressive revelation of rural institutions for the sustainable use of natural resources. Village granaries are needed because agriculture has become materialistic, industrialized, and closed to the employment of human labor. Without such granaries, the production input “spirit” will continue to be neglected as a guide to rural development, ecological conservation, economic stability, equitable employment, adequate institutions, and universal values. Economic projections for progressively implementing a monetized village granary on a Canadian Baha’i farm show that the problems of start-up cost, access to rural resources, and lack of reciprocity can be overcome by volunteer, apprentice, and pioneer labor, as well as by such cooperative projects as joint maple production.
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