Religious Diversity News

Young Jain Singles Gather to Mingle in California

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

On June 21, 2002 The San Diego Union-Tribune reported on the Jain Forum for Friendship in California where “more than 150 eligible men and women – all
followers of Jainism, an Indian religion with strict interpretations of
pacifism, ecological awareness, and vegetarianism – came to mix and mingle in
Long Beach on a recent weekend at the first Jains singles conference… ‘This is for our generation, which is caught between cultures,’ said Komal
Shah, 28, co-chair of the Jain Forum for Friendship…

The meeting was designed to fuse the efficiencies of Indian arranged introductions with the free-spirited style of dating in the West.”

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