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Interfaith Activities
  • Be a member in national and international Interfaith organizations.
  • Proactively participate in national and international Interfaith activities.
  • Reach out to all Jain Centers of North America and inform them about the charter of JIC
  • Encourage participation in local Interfaith activities
  • Encourage to become member in local interfaith activities
  • Encourage Jain Centers to welcome visits from schools, colleges and various religious organizations to visit local Jain Centers
  • Provide support to Jain Centers for their Interfaith activities
  • Organize Interfaith dialogues between leaders of various faith both locally and in JAINA conventions
  • Work with JALC to promote awareness of Jainism at academic institutes
  • Seek writers to write short articles on Jainism and have them published in news media
  • WebEx class on Jainism for students of course on Eastern Religion – Taylor University, Upland, IN. under Prof. Dr. Kevin Dillar. Class was given by Dr. Mukesh Doshi, Darshana Shah and Dr. Pradip Shah. On April 22, 2020.
  • Ms. Hema Pokharna represented JAINA at speak to online National Interfaith Service for Healing and Hope on May 2, 2020 at 2.00 PM EST. organized by RFPUSA
  • Participated in RFPUSA meetings
  • Reached out to Presidents of jain Centers during their meeting of JCLC and informed them about the JIC mission and requested for their active participation

OUR MISSION

JAINA Interfaith Committee will bring awareness of teachings of Bhagawän Mahavir in all interfaith forums and will strive to make an all-inclusive world of love, compassion and togetherness, by promoting mutual harmony and respect for all living beings by awareness of Anekäntaväda (Principle of multiplicity of viewpoints) and Ahimsa (Principle of Non-Violence).

OUR VISION

JAINA Interfaith Committee (JIC) members will participate in various interfaith activities across the North America and the world to represent Jainism and the JAINA. JIC will also actively represent and bring awareness of basic tenets of Jainism to various schools, colleges, and other religious organizations. JIC will promote dialogues between leaders of various religious faiths. JIC will promote unity, mutual respect, and harmony among the people of diverse faith. We envision a society where an individual’s happiness is the happiness of all.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Name

Role

Email

Phone

Dr. Mukesh Doshi

Chair Person

mukusha@gmail.com

224-558-4345

Nitin Ajmera

Co-Chairman

najmera0818@gmail.com

516-849-1929

Dr. Hema Pokharna

Member

hemapokharna.phd@gmail.com

773-368-1656

Dr. Pradip Shah

Member

pradipks1@gmail.com

815-263-1498

Kushalraj Singvi

Member

singavi@gmail.com

815-690-2100

Dr. Nitin Shah

Member

nitinshahmd@gmail.com

562-244-9036

Kirit Daftary

Member

ksdaftary@gmail.com

254-379-2100

Ram Gada

Member

ramgada@gmail.com

612-961-1647

Dr. Manish Mehta

Member

manishm@jaina.org

734-604-7989

Pravin K. Shah

Member

education@jaina.org

919-889-1900

Dr. Shikhar Shah

Member

shikhar.shah.1@gmail.com

630-550-9303

Anjali Doshi

Member

anjali.doshi@yja.org

224-770-0304

Committee

Dr. Mukesh Doshi Chair-Person

1540 Sandburg Dr
Schaumburg, IL, 60173
224-558-4345

mukusha@gmail.com