Jainism

GTA Hindus Let Lights Shine

October 18, 2009

Author: Tom Godfrey

Source: The Toronto Sun

http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2009/10/18/11438616-sun.html

Hindus across the GTA are celebrating Diwali, a festival of lights, that marks the beginning of a new year for believers of the world's oldest religion.

Toronto-area temples were filled last night as worshippers celebrated an end of the old and beginning today of a new year in the Hindu calendar.

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Hindus In Golders Green Give Money, Food And Blood for Diwali

October 18, 2009

Author: Tristan Kirk

Source: Times

http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/4689056.Hindus_in_Golders_Green_give_money__food__and_blood_for_Diwali/

A Hindu temple in Golders Green has celebrated Diwali this weekend by encouraging its members to give blood.

The Shree Swaminarayan Temple, in Finchley Road, opened its doors for the annual festival of light, in which Hindus are encouraged to give...

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Hindu Celebration Diwali Sheds Light On Goodness

October 16, 2009

Author: Annysa Johnson

Source: Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/features/religion/64652562.html

Fireworks will brighten the night sky over the Hindu Temple in Pewaukee on Saturday night, its interior ablaze in light, as more than a thousand people gather for Diwali, the annual celebration of light over darkness, of goodness over evil.

"It's meant to arouse the light within," said Lakshmi Bharadwaj, who teaches sociology and...

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New Center Opens for Houston's Growing Jain Population

October 9, 2009

Author: Arlene Nisson Lassin

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6660071.html

JVB, a religious organization for followers of Jainism, will host events for the grand opening of their new 6,000-square-foot facility, the Preksha Meditation Center this weekend.

At 14102 Schiller, the facility cost $2 million, raised entirely from voluntary donations.

The facility's main room features...

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2000 Jun 26

NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers: “World Religions in America”

Mon Jun 26 (All day) to Fri Aug 4 (All day)

Location: 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
In the past thirty years, the religious landscape of the United States has changed significantly, in part because of the 1965 immigration act and the new population of immigrants who have come to the U.S. from all over the world. Today there are Islamic centers and mosques, Hindu and Buddhist temples and meditation centers, and Sikh gurdwaras in virtually every major American city. And today the encounter between people of different religious and cultural traditions takes place not only in the international arena, but in our own cities and neighborhoods, schools and city councils. School... Read more about NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers: “World Religions in America”
1999 Nov 18

Symposium on Civil Society and Multireligious America

Thu Nov 18 (All day) to Sat Nov 20 (All day)

Location: 

12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
In 1999, the Pluralism Project hosted two groundbreaking consultations on multireligious America, where for the first time, activists and representatives of diverse advocacy groups shared a common table. The second of these two meetings was a“Symposium on Civil Society and Multireligious America," which took a broad look at the issues of civil society. This event included a panel on public and private schools, and involved representatives from the White House, the Armed Forces Chaplains Board along with Pluralism Project affiliates and advisors. [flickr_set id=72157622509133350]
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1999 May 16

Consultation on Religious Discrimination and Accommodation

(All day)

Location: 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
In February 1999, the Pluralism Project was awarded a grant from the Ford Foundation to enable us to host a consultation on religious discrimination and accommodation. This consultation, held May 17 at Harvard University, brought together representatives from advocacy groups of America’s diverse religious traditions. Dr. Diana L. Eck, Project Director and Professor of Comparative Religions, moderated the lively conversation. Topics included religious needs and issues of discrimination in the “public square,” including the workplace, hospitals, and schools.

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Jain Center of Greater Boston

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

Phone: 781-762-9490
Email: webmaster@jcgb.org
Website: http://www.jcgb.org

History

The Jain Center of Greater Boston was founded on September 9th, 1973 when twenty families gathered in a home to celebrate Paryushana Parva, a holiday commemorating the birth of Mahavira, the historical founder of Jainism. Throughout the 1970s the group met at the MIT Student Center or Rindge Tower apartments (where many of the... Read more about Jain Center of Greater Boston

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

Mahavir Temple Patna to Have Its Twin In Houston

July 1, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Ahimsa Times

http://www.jainsamaj.org/magazines/july-2009.htm

The famous Mahavir temple of Patna would now have its twin in Houston, US. This would be possible as several entrepreneurs and professionals living in the US, who have their origin in Bihar and its neighbouring states, have decided to build a Mahavir Temple there which would be identical to the Mahavir temple of Patna. These professionals have formed a Mahavir...

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