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Jainism in America

Jain Food Struggles in America

Amy Shah | Posted 01.12.2016 | Religion
Amy Shah

As the New Year begins, people start making New Year's Resolutions. These resolutions are mostly about getting in shape and eating right. For me, and my fellow Jains in the world, we usually don't have a problem with eating well, we just have a problem with food, in general.

Young Jains Bring Essence Of Faith To Life In America

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 08.20.2013 | Religion

BUENA PARK, Calif. -- The ancient Indian religion of Jainism, a close cousin of Buddhism, has often been a hard sell in the U.S. with a strict adheren...

Ahimsa In The Small Things: A Jain College Student's Approach To Nonviolent Living

JAINA | Posted 06.17.2013 | Religion
JAINA

My path to spirituality is to hardwire the right choices into my life -- on purpose. And the right choice is the one which causes the least violence in the world.

Cultivating Nonviolence In A New Era

JAINA | Posted 03.16.2013 | Religion
JAINA

If values like ahimsa (non-violence) are taught in creative ways that deepen tradition, the positive impact on children's actions and interactions can only multiply.

A Jain Perspective On Newtown Shootings

JAINA | Posted 02.26.2013 | Religion
JAINA

To minimize violence we need to learn how to control the toxic emotions of anger, ego, deceit, and greed by focusing on the development of their antidotes, namely forgiveness, love, compassion, humility, honesty, and contentment.