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    Jainism in Greater Boston and Beyond: Challenges and Emergent Organizational Paradigms (2004)

    This paper is a result of three months of research with the Jain community in the Greater Boston area. It is based primarily on my observations, informal interactions, more formal interviews, and bibliographic research. Being particularly interested in the challenges of the new generation of American-raised Jain youth, I made a concerted effort to address the issues of the high school and college-aged Jains. To these ends I conducted a nation-wide survey (mostly among Jains in their early twenties), to which I received 27 answers. I also visited the Sixth Convention of the Young Jains of...

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    Growing Religious Diversity in South Carolina: Implications for the Palmetto State (2003)

    Abstract

    This paper documents the growth of religious diversity in South Carolina, drawing on interviews with members from the traditions represented, previous scholarly research on religion in South Carolina, newspaper articles, census data and interviews with religion reporters and educators across the state. After presenting basic outlines and historical sketchs of each faith in South Carolina, the paper goes on to explore the implications of this growing diversity for a Southern "Bible Belt" state like South Carolina, highlighting controversies over...

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    Jain Sangh of New England

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 28 September 2018.

    Phone: 781-221-7864
    Email: contact@jsne.org
    Website: http://www.jsne.org
    History The Jain Sangh of New England was founded in 2000 by a group of Svetambar Jain families, who decided to separate from the Jain Center of Greater Boston with the goal of promoting more traditional Jain practice for the Svetambar Jains in the Greater Boston area. The opening of the derasar (temple) was marked by a ceremony of... Read more about Jain Sangh of New England

    Centre of Jaina Studies

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 27 September 2018.

    Contact Information

    Address: School of Oriental and African Studies Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1 OXG, GB
    Website: https://www.soas.ac.uk/jainastudies/

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    Jain Society of Rochester

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 15 May 2008.

    Phone: 585-377-2522

    Siddhayatan Tirth

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 5 December 2013.

    Phone: 903-487-0717
    Email: info@siddhayatan.org [home], info@siddhayatirth.org [home]
    Website: http://siddhayatantirth.org http://www.yogeeshashram.org/ /files/affiliate/jain/SiddhayatanTirth.pdf
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    Jain Vishwa Bharati USA

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 30 October 2006.

    Phone: 407-852-8694
    Email: jainvishwa@hotmail.com
    Website: http://jainvishwabharati.org
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    History

    In 1963, Jain individuals and families began to immigrate to the United States. Most were engineers or doctors who came to further their education and to gain employment. As they prospered, the state-side residents sent for their family and friends in...
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    Jain Community of Charlotte

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 27 September 2018.

    Phone: (704) 921-1454
    Email: Vijay.Doshi@parsons.com
    Website: http://www.jaincenterus.org/
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    History

    The Hindu Center, where the Jains now worship, was built in 1982; at that time only seven Jain families worshiped together. Before building the center members of the Indian community met with and surveyed members of a church directly across he street...
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