Jainism

5,000 Attend Jain Convention in New Jersey

July 8, 2007

Author: Parveen Chopra

Source: India eNews

http://www.indiaenews.com/america/20070708/59683.htm

Over 5,000 people attended the 14th biennial convention of JAINA - Federation of Jain Associations in North America - that was held in New Jersey.

The theme of the three-day convention that began Friday in Edison city was 'Peace through Dialogue'.

On the first day, the convention was addressed by Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi...

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Jain Sects Prepare for Show of Strength

June 23, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Ahmedabad Newsline

http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=242457

Ahmedabad, June 22: While the community looks forward to them to address the fuming feuds within, the bitter clash among the spiritual leaders and trustees of the Girdharnagar Shwetambar Murtipujak Sangh has resulted in the ouster of the leader of Dui-tithi sect, Sanyam Kirti Vijay Maharaj, from the Upashraya in Shahibaug.

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Tokyo's Indians in 'Home from Home'

April 22, 2007

Author: YUMI WIJERS-HASEGAWA

Source: The Japan Times

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fl20070422x3.html

Hari Hara Krishnan knew no one when he arrived in Tokyo in 1997. But thanks to him, fellow Indians have brought a flourishing flavor of home to the government housing project where he lives in the city's Edogawa Ward.

"The objective in coming to Japan was to work and gain international experience," said Hari, 37. "Most of my...

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Valley Muslims Seek Equality in School Holidays

January 21, 2007

Author: Daniel Patrick Sheehan

Source: The Morning Call

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-a1_5muslimjan21,0,6392682.story

Kulsum Soonasra is one of perhaps 50 Muslims at Parkland High School but 1.5 billion in the world. And, while her argument for public school recognition of Islam's holiest day isn't a statistical one, those numbers mean something.

''We're a huge religion,'' the 17-year-old junior from Upper Macungie...

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"Gujarat Freedom of Religion Bill: Assault on Jainism" a Commentary by Bal Patil

January 14, 2007

Author: Bal Patil

Source: Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/newsread.asp?nid=5566

Following the pattern set by several Indian states that include Orissa, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, the Gujarat state assembly has not simply passed an anti-conversion law but recently amended its contents, classifying two distinct Indian religious identities – Jains and Buddhists – as Hindus.

Not only is such a classification...

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A Quiet Religion: Even Showing your Wealth is an Act of Violence to Jains

November 30, 2006

Author: AIIT JAIN

Source: Toronto Sun

http://www.torontosun.com/News/TorontoAndGTA/2006/11/30/2560808-sun.html

There's a small but relatively affluent religious community that keeps a very low profile in the GTA.

With about 4,000 followers in the area, Jains strictly follow their basic religious tenet of "Ahimsa parmo dharma" -- non-violence, in thought and action.

This tenet extends to their diet -- Jains...

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Only 23 Parsi Families Left in the Capital

November 13, 2006

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200611130311.htm

Only 23 Parsi families are now residing in the National Capital while among the minorities, Muslims are the largest chunk who have chosen their abode here.

According to the Delhi Minorities Commission's annual report 2004-05, which has been tabled in the Delhi Assembly, there are only 23 Parsis families staying in the city.

As per the Census 2001, minorities constitute 17 per...

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'Jainism Needs More Research'

November 13, 2006

Source: The Hindu

http://www.thehindu.com/2006/11/12/stories/2006111215880300.htm

The spread of Jainsim in South India should be extensively researched, said experts participating in the first national seminar on `Jainism in South India,' which began here on Saturday.

The seminar has been organised by Kannada University, Hampi, the Abheraj Baldota Jain Samskriti Adhyayana Peetha and the Dravida Samskriti Adyayana Peetha in association with Alva's...

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ADL Condemns Hate Crime Against Pakistani Muslim In Brooklyn

November 2, 2006

Source: Anti-Deformation League Press Release

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/HatCr_51/4922_51.htm

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) strongly condemned the brutal assault of a Pakistani man in Brooklyn and praised the NYPD and Brooklyn District Attorney's Office for apprehending the alleged perpetrators, five Jewish teenagers, and charging them with a hate crime.

Shahid Amber, 24, was approached by the alleged perpetrators, ranging in age from 15 to 17 years, who shouted, "...

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'Preserve Cultural Heritage of Jains'

October 20, 2006

Source: The Hindu

http://www.thehindu.com/2006/10/15/stories/2006101508800300.htm

Governor R.L. Bhatia has called upon the Centre and the State Government to preserve the rich cultural heritage of Jains in the country.

He was inaugurating a seminar on Jainism in Kerala organised by the Bharatvarshiya Dig. Jain Mahasabha and the Wayanad Jain Samaj at Puliyarmala, Kalpetta North, on Saturday.

Mr. Bhatia said the State Government should take...

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Festival of Lights Brightens up the Fairgrounds

October 20, 2006

Author: Poorva Singal

Source: Silver Chips Online

http://silverchips.mbhs.edu/inside.php?sid=6807

Freshman Ruhi Vasavada stands in a small tent crowded by performers, dressed in a long skirt decorated with mirrors, a matching blouse and a sash draped over her head. This performance signifies her fourth year performing for Diwali Mela, a fair to celebrate the Diwali festival. And in front of her are hundreds of people, waiting eagerly for the many...

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