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dec 08 newsletter - email sent to all members...

Posted By Yogendra K. Jain, Saturday, February 07, 2009
www.JainLink.org is an on-line Jain community developed in collaboration with JAINA, Jain Centers, and YJA.

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I was in China last month.  It seemed that the concept of vegetarianism was unknown.  Through my Chinese speaking colleagues, it took minutes of animated discussion and negotiation to explain to the waitress (and her manager and her manager's manager) that I don't eat meat, fish, eggs, or food with any fish sauce.  We all have heard about animal rights and abuse.  But as Jains, how many of us have really taken any action - or even donated to the cause?  In this JainLink newsletter, Professor Gary Francione and Ruth Eisenbud share their thoughts on animal compassion and call to action.

Editor:
Yogendra Jain, JAINA/Long Range Planning Committee.

In JainLink December 08 Newsletter:  (click here to read the newsletter or visit us at www.jainlink.org)

Meet Professor Gary Francione:  I am a law professor. My primary area of scholarship has involved the moral and legal status of nonhuman animals. I have been a vegan for 26 years. The basis of my veganism has always been spiritual; I reject violence against all sentient beings. ... (more)

Note from Ruth - a new perspective on Jain Way of Life:  Ruth is of Jewish background but has passionately adopted and practices Jainism.  She is an active member of Jain Center of Greater Boston and an gives it members a new perspective on Jain Way of Life! ... (more)

JAINA's New Headquarters and New Manager:  JAINA is growing and on the move... (more)
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Jain Scholar's Program is Growing - The international Summer School for Jain Studies (ISSJS) which sponsors up to 30 international students free of cost to study Jainism in India is growing ... (more)

YJA's 2009 North East Winter Retreat - are your kids (ages 14 - 29) going!  This is more than just skiing ... 
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