Jainism

A Jain Hospital Exclusively for Birds

May 20, 2008

Author: D.N. Jha

Source: Meri News

http://www.merinews.com/catFull.jsp?articleID=134328

THE JAINS, who constitute hardly one per cent of the country’s population, continue to adhere to the tenets of their religion. The bird hospital in Chandini Chowk is just one example of the lofty principles that they are devoted to. It also reflects their belief in freedom of all living beings, no matter how small or insignificant they are.

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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Information about this center is no longer updated.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

US Hindu Leaders Defend Their Meeting with Pope

April 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sify News

http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=14651007

Most Hindu leaders in the US have decided to attend an inter-faith meeting with the Pope, who is visiting the country, even as some religious groups plan protests against what they claim is aggressive proselytisation by certain Christian denominations.

Hindu and Jain leaders are among the 200 religious representatives attending the meeting called "Peace Our...

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Temple Tries Again to Secure Visas

March 19, 2008

Author: Russell Working

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/northwest/chi-jains_19mar19,0,2189445.story

Over the last 19 months, officials of the Jain temple in Bartlett have spent $35,000 on lawyers and fees in an attempt to import five skilled stonemasons from India to help assemble a new house of worship.

They sent a consultant to Delhi, built a chain-link fence around a stack...

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Gujarat to Withdraw Freedom of Religion Amendment Bill

March 8, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The TImes of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Gujarat_to_withdraw_Freedom_of_Religion_Amendment_Bill/articleshow/2848531.cms

The Gujarat government has decided to withdraw the controversial Freedom of Religion Amendment Bill 2006 after Governor Nawal Kishor Sharma returned it to the Assembly for reconsideration.

The bill will be...

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Leaders of Other Faiths to Meet Pope Benedict on US Trip

March 6, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Star Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/faith/16335451.html

Representatives of five non-Christian faiths will meet with Pope Benedict XVI during his first U.S. visit as pontiff next month.

The 45-minute event on April 17 at the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington will include a papal address, greetings from the faith leaders and a...

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Valley Jain Community Breaks Ground on Spiritual Center

November 3, 2007

Author: Lawn Griffiths

Source: East Valley Tribune

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/101056

The first slab of marble has been laid in what the Valley’s Jain community believes can become America’s grandest Jain temple when it is dedicated in December 2008, with some 3,000 Jains from all over the world expected.

Through a majestic arch of pink sandstone, followers will pass into a spacious temple with floors of white marble,...

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Respect for All, Large and Small

October 4, 2007

Author: RUTH MARVIN WEBSTER

Source: North County Times

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2007/10/05/faith/18_35_5010_4_07.txt

Every year as the rainy season comes to an end in India, Jains stop to celebrate their most important holiday, the Great Festival of Spiritual Awareness, or Payushan. Begun originally by monks who stayed in one place during the four months of the monsoon season, the festival is celebrated by Jains all over the...

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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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