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Recent News & Upcoming Events

March 3, 2016: YJA Forums has been launched.

Get ready to Connect, Respect, & Learn because YJA is excited to announce its official launch of YJA Forums! Visit to dive into the depths of Jainism, get hyped for #YJA16, and discuss various topics from science and spirituality to diet and technology. Create your account, add a picture, and join the discussion with other like-minded individuals around the country!

March 2, 2016: Compassion in Our Many Faiths: An Interfaith Webinar

Join us on Wednesday, March 2nd at 9 PM EST for an interfaith panel! Students of different faiths (Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, and Jainism) will be coming together to provide an overview of their beliefs. Additionally, given that the principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, spiritual, and ethical traditions, the focus of this Webinar will be to engage in a conversation on compassionate living.

Don’t miss this chance to learn the perspectives of various faiths and listen to an insightful discussion! We’ll be broadcasting with Hangouts on Air so go to this link or come back to!

February 11, 2016: Jainism 101: (Understanding) Karma is a Cinch

Join us on Thursday, February 11th at 9 PM EST for an online discussion on Karma in Jainism! Shardule Shah, one of YJA’s former Co-Chairs, will be explaining the subsets of Karma, describing Karma from a contemporary point of view, and discussing methods to stop and eradicate our Karma.
This Webinar will bring many relevant Jain concepts to the forefront and it’s going to be one you don’t want to miss! We’ll be broadcasting with Hangouts on Air again so come back to to watch it.

January 26, 2016: Registration for #YJA16‬ is now OFFICIALLY OPEN! Get excited to be an Agent of Change in sunny California and make sure you register before spaces run out. Also, do it today and be eligible for EARLY BIRD PRICING! (For a limited time only). So go ahead and reserve your space at!

January 2016: Regional Retreats are being organized and registration has opened for the West, Southeast, and Poconos/Mid-Atlantic Retreats. Check your region’s page for more details and registration information!

January 1, 2016: The theme for the 2016 YJA Convention in Los Angeles, CA is Young Jains: Agents of Change.