Jainism

Jainism Joins National Inter-Faith Organization

March 5, 2006

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1438478.cms

On March 5, 2006 The Times of India reported, "Jainism, an ancient faith with roots in India, has become the 10th religion to join Singapore's Inter-Religious Organisation (IRO), the group said. It has been a four-year process, during which the IRO checked to be sure that Jainism was not a sect or an offshoot of one. The city-state has about 1,000 followers of the faith. By...

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Jain Organization Receives Government Grant For Educational Seminars

February 21, 2006

Source: Community Newswire

http://www.communitynewswire.press.net/article.jsp?id=180601

On February 21, 2006 Community Newswire reported, "A leading Essex-based faith organisation was today celebrating after a scooping a major Home Office grant to help charities and voluntary groups within the religion become more effective. Jain Spirit, a media charity that works to promote the Jain religion, has been handed £22,000 to stage a series of national seminars for...

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Opinion: “Better Ways to Handle a Prayer Breakfast”

February 20, 2006

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/editorial/13903485.htm

On February 20, 2006 the Lexington Herald-Leader ran an opinion piece by Nancy Jo Kemper, the executive director of the Kentucky Council of Churches. She comments on the Governor's Annual Prayer Breakfast held recently by the Christian Business Men's Club in Kentucky. "The CBMC of the Bluegrass, formerly known as the Christian Business Men's Club, may surely...

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Jain Woman Interviewed About Faith and Lifestyle

January 30, 2006

Source: SF Gate

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2006/01/30/findrelig.DTL

On January 30, 2006 the SF Gate ran a feature article on Jina Shah, a Jain living in San Francisco who talks about the challenges of living in the United States. "Although most Jains still live in India, there are growing communities in the United States, western Europe, Africa, the Far East and elsewhere. It isn't an easy path, as Jina Shah, a 35-year-old doctor...

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Jain Festival to be Held in Shravanabelgola

January 19, 2006

Source: The Economic Times

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1376787.cms

On January 19, 2006 The Economic Times reported, "Millions of Jain devotees have already planned their trip to the revered town of Shravanabelgola for the Mahamasthakabhisheka Mahotsava of Lord Bahubali and the surrounding festivities that will be held from 22 January to 19 February 2006. The plethora of cultural events, exhibitions highlighting the Jain heritage...

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Jains Move Ancient Statue Despite Police Efforts to Stop Them

January 18, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4622222.stm

On January 18, 2006 BBC News reported, "Thousands of Jain devotees have moved a statue from an ancient temple in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, despite police efforts to stop them. The site remains tense, with the Jain community refusing police access to the site although crowds are dispersing. The state's High Court has ordered officials to ascertain how and when the 1,000-year-...

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Multifaith Council Launched

December 8, 2005

Source: The Rising Nepal

http://www.gorkhapatra.org.np/pageloader.php?file=2005/12/09/topstories/main4

On December 8, 2005 The Rising Nepal reported, "Instituted with the main objectives of spreading the message of religious tolerance in the world and working for the welfare of mankind, an organisation by the name 'National Religions, Cultures Coordination and Promotion Council Nepal' was formally launched here yesterday. Badagurujyu Janardan...

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Connecticut Interfaith Council Hosts Conference of Nine Faiths

December 1, 2005

Source: Hartford Courant

http://www.courant.com/features/lifestyle/hc-interfaith1201.artdec01,0,5736399.story?coll=hc-headlines-life

On December 1, 2005 the Hartford Courant reported, "Members of nine religious faiths will discuss what their beliefs mean to them during a conference Sunday at Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford. 'It's an occasion to help the community learn more about the nine religions...

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Play Highlights the Necessity of Religious Pluralism

November 29, 2005

Source: Rediff

http://in.rediff.com/news/2005/nov/29us.htm

On November 29, 2005 Rediff reported, "Whenever professor Diana Eck hears of a play such as 'The Hindu and the Cowboy.. and Other Kansas City Stories' staged recently in Kansas City, she feels more than happy. The sympathetic play about divergent cultures and faiths was done in an ecumenical spirit, she says.

Playwright Donna Ziegenhorn, who interviewed scores of Kansas City residents, put their stories...

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Diamond Baron in Mumbai Renounces Wealth to Become Jain Monk

November 4, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20051105/main7.htm

On November 4, 2005 The Tribune reported, "Hundreds of followers of Jainism were emotionally touched during the preaching session of Jain muni Gyanchand, when a Mumbai-based diamond baron announced his decision to take renunciation here on Wednesday. The multi-millionaire businessman, Mr Uttam Chand Kheevamsara, said he had enough of material prosperity and worldly pleasures and had therefore...

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Diwali Celebrated the World Over

October 28, 2005

Source: National Geographic

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/10/1028_051028_diwali.html

On October 28, 2005 National Geographic reported, "On Tuesday, fireworks and festive lights will brighten the moonless night as an estimated billion followers of the Hindu religion around the world celebrate Diwali, the festival of light.

Diwali may be news to many U.S. residents, but 'it is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in the...

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