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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
Dear Sadharmik brothers and sisters,
Jai Jinendra!

On November 12, 2019, Dr. Pankaj Jain, associate professor of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism offered the invocation based on Jainism and Nonviolence at the Coppell City Council. Read more about it below.

The third book by Mr. Pankaj Jain, Dharma in America: A short history of Hindu - Jain Diaspora is published. More details are given below

On November 28, 2019, JOY of Jain Society of Greater Detroit (JSGD) celebrated Thanksgiving. Read more about it below.

A “Mercy For Animals” benefactor has agreed to match all donations received by December 31. Please send them your kind donations at the below link.

Sincerely,
Mahesh Wadher
JAINA President
COPPELL CITY COUNCIL BEGINS WITH THE INVOCATION OF JAINISM AND NONVIOLENCE
Coppell City Council meeting (and all other city councils, senates, houses, etc. in the US) begins with a religious invocation. Slowly, non-Biblical representatives are being invited across the country. For instance, the Ohio Senate began with a Jain prayer after 9/11/2001 and several other senates and houses (including at the Capitol Hill in DC) have begun with Hindu/Buddhist invocations/prayers in the last few years.

On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, Dr. Pankaj Jain, associate professor of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism offered the invocation based on Jainism and Nonviolence at the Coppell City Council: watch the video here. (begins at 5.45)

Read a Jain Prayer on Non-violence, Love, and Peace here.
DHARMA IN AMERICA: A SHORT HISTORY OF HINDU BY MR. PANKAJ JAIN
A book, Dharma in America: A short history of Hindu - Jain Diaspora, by Mr. Pankaj Jain, an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Texas, USA has been published.

The book includes one full chapter on the history of Jains in America, including a detailed section on Jains in the diamond industry, special thanks to Dr. Anant Jain and Dr. Sulekh Jain for contributing to Jains in the Dallas area and Jain in the American Universities.

Here’s some description of the book: America now is home to approximately five million Hindus and Jains. Their contribution to the economic and intellectual growth of the country is unquestionable. Dharma in America aims to explore the role of Hindu and Jain Americans in diverse fields such as:
  • education and civic engagement
  • medicine and healthcare
  • music
Providing a concise history of Hindus and Jains in the Americas over the last two centuries, Dharma in America also gives some insights into the ongoing issues and challenges, these important ethnic and religious groups face in America today. Please find the book here.
JAIN CENTER NEWS

On November 28, 20189, JOY of Jain Society of Greater Detroit (JSGD) celebrated Thanksgiving. They welcomed everyone with a big smile. JOY and other volunteers prepared and served food and various drinks which created an atmosphere full of love and spirit of thanksgiving. All prayed for all the innocent turkeys and did Navakar Jaap which showed the true spirit and meaning of Jainism.

The day was eventful where with the support of everyone. JOY showcased the spirit of Jainism and hospitality with splendid energy. JSGD is proud of little superstars who performed Navkar Jaap so enthusiastically.

JOY and JSGD are thankful to all who opened their hearts and wallets to support JOY and making it an event with record-breaking participation and collection.
DONATE TO MERCY FOR ANIMALS
A “generous Mercy For Animals” benefactor has agreed to match all donations received by December 31, dollar for dollar - up to $750,000 - to raise a total of $ 1.5 million. This will fuel our work to spare animals from horrifying factory farm abuse. With this deadline rapidly approaching, I urge you to rush your most generous donation possible. Read the letter from Mercy For Animals here.

JAINA JivDaya committee requests you to kindly make your tax-deductible donation to raise the matching fund for this cause this the purposes of Jivdaya.

JAIN STORY: AMAR KUMAR
QUOTE
One who remains equanimous in the midst of pleasures and pains is a Sramana, being in the state of pure consciousness.
- Bhagwan Mahavir
YJA UPDATE
Want an opportunity to win some winter YJA gear? As a part of the YJA Celebration of Compassion campaign, we’re introducing Thoughtful Thursdays on YJA Reflect. Every week, we will be posting a new question related to compassion, service, and awareness! If you contribute to the conversation in every Thoughtful Thursday discussion this month, you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a limited-edition YJA blanket! To get started, head over to YJA Reflect now! #yjacares

YJA Reflect is a space where the young Jain community can come together to interact with and learn from others, discuss, respond, comment, and dive into topics of Jainism like never before.

YJA hopes this group allows us all to reflect on our mental and physical well-being, lifestyle choices, and the world around us in a positive way! Happy Discussion!
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