JAINA is Federation of Jain Associations in North America – an umbrella organization that aims to foster friendship and unity among all Jains. JAINA works to advance the key Jain teachings and practices such as: non-violence, tolerance, ecology, compassion and service as well as to facilitate meaningful academic, cultural and business interchanges. JAINA was started with blessings from Gurudev Shri Chitrabhanuji and Acharya Shri Sushil Kumarji. It was initiated at the first Jain Convention held in Los Angeles in 1981 and formalized at the second Jain Convention in New York in 1983. Today, JAINA represents over 160,000 Jains and over 67 Jain organizations, has over 25 active committees and 19 active projects, and has held conventions every two years since 1981. JAINA is led by the JAINA Executive Committee and JAINA Directors. JAINA's EC is elected by and from JAINA Directors who are appointed by their respective Sangh/Society.
JAINA’s youth services include:
YJP’s mission is to increase the awareness and understanding of Jain principles and heritage by promoting networking among Jain professionals, ages 21+.
YJP’s objectives are to:
Young Jains UK is a non-sectarian organisation that encourages the discussion and exploration of Jain philosophy, spirituality and its practical importance to life. Formed in 1987, it is an independent non-profit making charitable organisation (registered charity no 1005856). Activities include discussions, retreats, debates, quiz nights, musical evenings, study sessions, conventions, etc. which are held on various themes and topics including: understanding Jain principles, ethics, the environment, debating social concerns, health matters, visiting temples and increasing awareness about other faiths. Young Jains provides an opportunity for its members to be actively involved in delivering events and develop skills that are applicable to all aspects of life. Everyone is most welcome to the Young Jains Experience regardless of age, caste, nationality, faith, etc.
Mission Statement: A non-profit making society dedicated to the promotion of Jainism in the western world.
YJUK's objectives are to:
Young Jains of Singapore was formed to build up a strong sense of comradeship between Jain youths from ages 13 yrs to 25 yrs. The members of this group organise their own activities and also take part in organising and conducting activities for the society. Their latest event for SG 50, "Under One Roof" was planned, organised and excuted by the youth team & support of the main committee of Singapore Jain Religious Society(SJRS). YJS is preparing the youth to step up & work together in order to provide as much support together with our senior team SJRS to bring Jainism in Singagore to greater heights.
Vision: To encourage youth to step out of their comfort zone, work together & be proud Jains.
Mission: To incorporate Jain values & principles in the members' daily family, working and social interactions.
Young Jains Nairobi is a non-profit organization, formed in 1997, by a group of young professionals under the inspiration of Shashikantbhai Mehta, a well known philosopher in Jainism based in India.
Objective: To promote and practice Jain philosophy.
Young Jains Nairobi education programme of Shree Chandana Vidyapeeth begun in 1997 under the inspirational guidance of two nuns of Veerayatan, Pujya Acharyaji Shree Chandanaji and Sadhviji Shree Shilapiji. The aim is to instill pride with knowledge in the Jain culture, way of life and to understand that learning about Jainism is not a chore but a privilege.
They continuously carry out various charitable events to help eradicate poverty by providing food, shelter and education to the less fortunate and needy. One of their continuous projects includes construction of boreholes in semi-arid and arid areas in partnership with Rotary Club Kenya, Rotary International, ADRA, LDS Charities and World Vision. Last year they adopted a Cerebral Palsy Unit at the Parklands Primary School (next to Visa Oshwal Mahajanwadi, Limuru Road) that specializes in educating children with Cerebral Palsy. Young Jains Nairobi has been sponsoring Veerayatan which is a non-profit, non-governmental organization in India for their cause for many years. All our members have a lot of affinity for India, as it’s their root and are keen to support work being done in India.
Jain Alert Group of India is a group of vibrant, energetic and progressive Jain youths established in the year 1983. Jain Alert Group of India is a sangathan of about 25000 youths; with 244 branches across India and Abroad. Alert Group of India’s motto is self-discipline, passionate Youth dedicated to the principles of Jainism and more precisely humanity towards all.
The group’s mission is in line with Government of India’s mission to empower youth with skill and right opportunities for building strong carrier which results in social upliftment that results in strong Nation building.
Come, Connect, Create, Contribute and Carve path of Spiritual Empowerment with Shree Jain Alert Group of India.
You can find more information about Jain Alert Group by visiting their website.