Posted: 01.08.2017
 
Jain Vegans JAINA Convention 2017 Vandhana gave three thoroughly researched and well delivered talks at JAINA 2017, of which we are posting two. The first talk was regarding the suffering of farmed animals with an emphasis on dairy and egg production. The second talk, for a Women’s Forum program, connected the exploitation of female animals in milk and egg production with the moral choices Jain women can make...
Posted: 01.08.2017
 
Jain Vegans JAINA Convention 2017 Many people helped make our display boards for the convention during the holiday weekend.
Posted: 01.08.2017
 
Jain Vegans JAINA Convention 2017 Sagar Shah gave a number of presentations at JAINA 2017 in New Jersey. Here is one on environmental an ethical issues in modern food production that we recorded. In this talk Sagar presents a compelling comparison of the killing of dairy cows and male calves in meat, milk and cheese, namely that 4 pints of milk= 200 g cheese= 1/4 lb steak . A few people commented on how...
Posted: 28.07.2017
 
Jain Vegans This Issue: Veganuary speak to the Jain community London Asian Wellness, Yoga & Vegan Festival Summary of Oshwal Vegan Lifestyle event Upcoming vegan events Veganuary speak to the Jain community Niland Centre | Sun 13th Aug | 5pm - 7pm | free Register now Learn how an English couple born into non-vegetarian families went on to run the most successful campaign for a low-himsa (vegan) diet in...
Posted: 07.07.2017
 
Jain Vegans This Issue: Vegan Lifestyle event on Sun 16th July - nearly sold out Asian Festival & Vegan Food Market Upcoming events Oshwal Vegan Lifestyle event EKTA Centre | Sun 16th July | 10am - 4pm **HURRY - LAST FEW TICKETS LEFT** Get your tickets here Vegan Lifestyle event Sunday 16th July 10am - 4pm EKTA Centre, 366a Stag Lane, Kingsbury NW9 9AA £5 OAUK members / £15 non-members **HURRY - LAST...
Posted: 19.05.2017
 
Animal Crusaders Trust CCT Annual Report 2017:
Posted: 12.05.2017
 
Jain Vegans This Issue: 2nd UK Jain org votes for vegan catering Oshwal Vegan Lifestyle event Two imminent vegan festivals in & around London Vegan experience survey Upcoming vegan events 2nd UK Jain org votes for vegan catering Young Jains being presented with the Ahimsa in Action award in 2013 At its AGM on 30th April 2017, members of Young Jains UK voted unanimously in support of a Jain and vegan...
Posted: 12.05.2017
 
Jain Vegans This Issue: Fasting & Health in Jainism Oshwal Vegan Lifestyle event Shree Digamber Jain Association receive Ahimsa in Action award Upcoming events 'Fasting & Health in Jainism' - talk by vegan health expert & US-based doctor, Jina Shah Sun 25th June | Bushey | 5 -7pm | Free Fasting & Health in Jainism Sunday 25th June (5 - 7pm) Niland Conference Centre, Bushey Free registration here Join us...
Posted: 27.03.2017
 
Animal Crusaders Trust Dear Reader, On behalf of our Patron and the Board of Trustees, I have the pleasure of presenting Animal Crusaders 2016, the annual newsletter of the Compassionate Crusaders Trust. Over the last 23 years, we must say, we are more than reassured by the support of kind souls from across the society, that our crusade for a more compassionate society should move on…! As Carl Sagan put it so...
Posted: 22.03.2017
 
Jain Vegans This Issue: JV ethical & environmental talk + health tips JV Cooking Club event 2 upcoming vegan festivals in London Sharan's Dr Nandita Shah wins prestigious Indian accolade Shambhu's Exotic BBQ delights cookery class Vegan experience survey The 'Ethical & Environmental reasons for avoiding dairy' & 'Practical tips on a healthy vegan lifestyle' Sat 1st April | Park Royal | 10.30-4.00pm...
Posted: 03.03.2017
 
Jain Vegans This Issue: Two major upcoming vegan festivals How was going vegan for you? - event summary Vegan experience survey Upcoming vegan events Two Major Upcoming Vegan Festivals Brighton 10-11th March | London 8-9th April If you are new to veganism or simply vegan curious we definitely recommend you check out one of the many vegan festivals that are taking place all over the country...
Posted: 30.01.2017
 
Jain Vegans How was going vegan for you? - Event & Survey Happy 2017 everyone! Hope the new year has started fantastically for you! Towards the end of 2016 and start of 2017, we noticed a surge in the number of members of the Jain community trying a vegan diet. Some went vegan for Paryushan and World Vegan Month, while many also started 2017 by going vegan for January with Veganuary . We want to...
Posted: 30.12.2016
 
Jain Vegans In this Issue: As 2016 comes to an end, the Jain Vegans team would like to wish you happy holidays and a great start to 2017. If you are thinking about making some resolutions for the new year, we’ve got some great ideas for make 2017 better for you and all the living beings with whom we share our home. Not vegan? Why not go vegan for January with Veganuary? Vegan Life Live | 7-8th Jan |...
Posted: 28.12.2016
 
Vegan Jains New post on Vegan Jains Jain group in UK decides to serve all vegan Jain food at events! by drjina Rajeshbhai of the Shree Digambar Jain Association(SDJA) attributes a couple of talks to the beginning of a change for the SDJA in the UK. Pravin Shah of the JAINA education committee gave a talk in London at a SDJA event during Paryushan 2013 that convinced him and his wife Jyotiben to go fully vegan...
Posted: 08.12.2016
 
Jain Vegans In this Issue: Upset about new £5 note? Other everyday items also linked to himsa Leatherhead vegan festival (in aid of FRIEND animal sanctuary) New vegan café in Pinner opening soon Upcoming vegan events Upset about the new £5 note? Learn about other everyday items that are also non-veg You may have heard that the new polymer £5 banknotes contain a small amount of animal...
Posted: 27.11.2016
 
Jain Vegans In this Issue: Vegan Xmas Fayre | Kensington Town Hall | Sun 4th Dec New vegan café in Pinner opening soon Medical research without animals talk | Holborn | Wed 30th Nov Upcoming vegan events Animal Aid's Christmas Fayre 2016 Kensington Town Hall | Sun 4th Dec | 10am - 5pm | £2 Date : Sunday 4th December (10am - 5pm) Location : Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX Entrance :...
Posted: 05.11.2016
 
Jain Vegans In this Issue: UK Jain org goes fully vegan 'Go vegan for November ' campaign Animals in Medical Research talk | Wed 30th Nov | Holborn Animal Aid's Christmas Fayre | Sun 4th Dec | Kensington Upcoming vegan events UK based Jain organisation makes a formal commitment to 100% vegan catering Following an AGM last month the Shree Digamber Jain Association (SDJA) has formally...
Posted: 14.10.2016
 
Jain Vegans Are you interested in learning more about health and nutrition on Jain, vegetarian and/or vegan diets? If so, you should strongly consider attending the health summit at VegFestUK London on 22 - 23rd October. Talks include: Vegan diets & Medical Science - Dr. Tushar Mehta (committed vegan Jain) 20 most common health questions on vegan diets - Heather Russell (vegan Society Dietician) Optimising...
Posted: 10.09.2016
 
Jain Vegans In this issue: Topics Are you getting enough vitamin B12? - VEG 1: a supplement designed especially for vegans - Exciting upcoming events (all 100% vegan friendly): Sun 18th Sep (2pm): Medical Research without Animals (Bushey) Sat 24th Sep (2pm): Vegan Indian Cooking Class (Kings Cross) Sun 24th Sep (6pm): Young Jains Raas Garba (Kingsbury) Sat 23rd to Sun 24th Oct (all day) - VegFestUK...
Posted: 25.08.2016
 
Jain Vegans In this issue: Talk on vegan lifestyle for Jains on Tue 30 Aug Video asking Jains to give up dairy for Paryushan goes viral Young Jains event on medical research without animals Help get vegan products labelled in supermarkets UK Jain communities embrace vegan catering Talk on relevance of a vegan lifestyle for Jains Tuesday 30th August 2016, Finchley, London Time and date: 7:30pm to 8:30pm,...
Posted: 15.08.2016
 
Jain Vegans Video This 2min video explains why members of the Jain community should consider giving up dairy this Paryushan.
Posted: 08.08.2016
 
Animals Deserve Absolute Protection Today And Tomorrow ADAPTT ADAPTT ►All About Veganism This page answers nearly every question about veganism, from evolution and creation to the economy and vitamin B12. To read these sections in your order of preference, just click on your chosen title from the list below. The "Back to List" link at the bottom of the page will return you to this list. You can also follow...
Posted: 23.07.2016
 
Animal Crusaders Trust Dear Reader, On behalf of our Patron and the Board of Trustees, I have the pleasure to present the Annual Report 2016 of the Compassionate Crusaders Trust. On 17th of November in 1993, we started on with loads of expectation on the compassion of the community at large and only Rs.1000/-, (yes, it is not a printing error!) Rupees One Thousand, in our kitty. Over the last 23 years, we must...
Posted: 18.07.2016
 
Jain Vegans With Wimbledon and Euro 2016 recently completed, the Tour de France in progress and the Olympics still to come, there should be no shortage of supreme sporting performances for fans to appreciate on our screens this summer. Older readers may remember champion athlete Carl Lewis and premier footballer Neil Robinson - did you know both followed a vegan diet whilst performing at the highest levels in...
Posted: 16.07.2016
By Dr. Will Tuttle
Recent events highlight the injustice and violence of racism, sexism, heterosexism, and gross economic inequity, which cause tremendous suffering in our world, and even within many social justice movements, including the vegan movement. How can we get to the roots of these issues, and what role does the accepted materialism of our society play in this? How can each of us contribute most effectively to cultural...
Posted: 24.06.2016
 
Jain Vegans There are going to be some fantastic vegan weekend events this July. Read on for information about these and other upcoming exciting events. This year’s Young Jains Convention, Pause for Peace, will focus on mindfulness and how to cultivate peace in day-to-day life. All meals and snacks will be 100% vegan, and Jain friendly too. http://youngjains.org.uk/convention/ There will also be a large group...
Posted: 21.06.2016
By Maynard S. Clark
World Vegetarian Day is observed annually on October 1. It is a day of celebration established by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977 and endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978, "To promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism." It brings awareness to the ethical, environmental, health, and humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle. World...
Posted: 20.05.2016
 
Jain Vegans Hi all, It's National Vegetarian week this week in the UK, and the Vegan Society has issued a list of top ten tips on going from vegetarian to vegan, which you can view at this link: www.vegansociety.com/whats-new/blog/10-tips-going-vegetarian-vegan I think the tips are generally good, so please do read them and consider applying them:-) However, I'd just like to point out that I'm personally not so...
Posted: 17.05.2016
 
Jain Vegans With summer almost here and the promise of some gorgeous sunny weather we wanted to highlight just some of the many upcoming events, giving you the perfect excuse to explore some wonderful animal sanctuaries, discover new plant based ideas and treats at vegan festivals, and even make them into a day or weekend trip away at the stunning locations these events take place. But first, meet Radha, Ruby...
Posted: 28.04.2016
 
Jain Vegans From celebrity endorsements to media reported health benefits, veganism appears to becoming more mainstream in society today. There was even a recent BBC television programme that highlighted how following a wholefoods based vegan diet could help you stay young. Looking for some inspiration and answers? We have details on the many vegan festivals and events taking place throughout England this...
Posted: 29.03.2016
 
Animal Crusaders Dear Friends, On behalf of our Patron and the Board of Trustees, I have the pleasure of presenting Animal Crusaders 2015, the annual newsletter of the Compassionate Crusaders Trust. Over the last 22 years, we must say, we are more than reassured by the support of kind souls from across the society, that our crusade for a more compassionate society should move on…! Charlie Chaplin put it forth...
Posted: 17.02.2016
 
Jain Vegans The Jain Vegans team hope you've all had a great start to 2016! In this newsletter you will find details of a large vegan festival taking place over two days in Brighton at the end of February. There will be loads to see and do, so perhaps combine the festival with a visit to the seaside? Cheap and frequent train travel is available for anyone able to travel from London. Have you ever wondered how...
Posted: 07.02.2016
 
Jain Vegans Pregnancy, Infants, & Children See Real Vegan Children for examples of vegan kids whose mothers had a vegan pregnancy. Introduction This page features information about specific details about vegan diets for pregnancy, breastfeeding, and children that are not typically addressed elsewhere. It also contains links for more information. For general, concise nutrient recommendations, please see Vegan...
Posted: 04.02.2016
 
Jain Vegans UK event: Panel discussion: Gandhi: the Sanctity of Life & the Ethics of Diet, Sat 30th Jan, 2pm, London, UK by: Mahersh Shah I was able to attend the above event (London, UK), so thought I'd report back... Well, I thought this was a superb event, at a venue of special historic significance ( Kingsley Hall ). Over the course of the session, there happened to be plenty of references during the...
Posted: 31.12.2015
 
This is the video future generations will be wishing everyone watched today.
Posted: 22.12.2015
 
Chers amis, It is an honour for me to be accepted on this forum, despite my non-jain background. Very many thanks for your open minded welcome, and let me apologise for my lack of recent activity. As most of you must be aware of, vitamin B12 isn't synthesised by any animals, nor plants, or even mushrooms. We all belong to the eukaryotic group, and none of us possess the required enzymes to synthetise B12. Only...
Posted: 05.10.2015
 
Jain Vegans Congratulations to all of you that managed to give up dairy over Paryushan. With the dozens of plant based alternative products now widely available on the high street we hope you didn't find the transition too difficult and are now tempted to remain dairy free beyond Paryushan also. Should this be the case make sure you join the Jain Vegans egroup for support and guidance. This edition of the...
Posted: 11.09.2015
 
Beauty Without Cruelty - India Hinsa vs. Ahinsa - 5th PrintEdition:, BWC Achivements till 2015:
Posted: 09.09.2015
 
Jain Vegans Our last issue saw the launch of our campaign , with the support of several UK Jain organisations, to consider giving up dairy over Paryushan. We're pleased to say that the campaign is gaining momentum, and with only about 1 week left before Paryushan starts, we ask you to all to help draw attention to the campaign by spreading the word. Jains are more active than ever in the vegan world. In this...
Posted: 19.08.2015
 
Jain Vegans Please consider giving up dairy this Paryushan As most of you will be aware, Paryushan, the Jain festival of penance and forgiveness will be starting very soon. During this 8 day festival, many Jains exercise dietary self discipline in repentance to shed karmas accumulated over the previous year. Typically this can involve fasting or avoiding foods that are traditionally considered more harmful than...
Posted: 28.07.2015
 
Vegan Jains We have been in Ahmedabad, India since end of February and happy to find soymilk and tofu at our local Reliance supermarket. But recently we received our first delivery from Go Vegan , a company in the neighboring city of Vadodara (incidentally my mom's hometown) that makes soy milk from organic soybeans and also produces a variety of other vegan products such as patties and ice cream. While we can...
Posted: 10.06.2015
 
Jain Vegans This edition of the newsletter includes links to works by three well respected individuals in support of a cruelty free vegan lifestyle. Firstly we have a fact filled article titled the 'Contemporary Jain Way of Compassionate and Ethical Living' by Pravinbhai K. Shah, Chair of the Jaina Education Committee, USA. Next, Toronto based physician Dr. Tushar Mehta explains the medical benefits of a plant...
Posted: 02.06.2015
 
Animal Crusaders
Posted: 28.05.2015
 
Jain Vegans This Sunday (31 May), Young Jains are hosting an unmissable talk on the science and ethics of animal testing at the Jain Centre, Colindale, North West London (UK).  For those of us who wish to minimise harm to animals, but are not scientific experts on the subject, this is us an excellent opportunity for us to begin to educate ourselves. Contents Talk on science and ethics of animal testing by...
Posted: 12.05.2015
 
Jain Vegans Hello all, We just wanted to highlight an exciting Young Jains hosted talk at the end of this month by a vegan vet on 'The link between animal welfare, human health and saving the environment'. We also have a link to a fascinating CNN interview where a 100-year old heart surgeon credits his healthy vegan diet for his longevity, plus an update on the latest Jain Vegans outreach work - with an east...
Posted: 05.05.2015
 
Jain Vegans Dear Friends, Hugletts Wood Farm, based in East Sussex, is a haven for hundreds of farm animals rescued from slaughter. It's a wonderful oasis that needs to be seen and experienced to be believed. On Sunday 24th May you have an opportunity to meet and play with the animals at Hugletts 20 year anniversary open day. Many of the JVWG team will be going so try and join us! Another date for your diaries...
Posted: 16.04.2015
 
Jain Vegans Dear friends, We hope you've all been enjoying the warm sunny weather and the beautiful, colourful blossoms that spring has brought us! We have lots more news to share in this latest newsletter including reports on two campaigning events carried out by JVWG in Kingsbury and Wembley (in Northwest London) recently. For the cooks among you, we have a tasty root-free scrambled tofu recipe to experiment...
Posted: 14.04.2015
By Pravin K. Shah
Contents: 1.0 Jain Ethics and Compassion 2.0 Survival of Life and Ethical Living 3.0 Universal Law of Mother Nature 4.0 Justification of Dairy Product Consumptions in the Past 5.0 Contemporary Dairy Product 5.1 Contemporary Dairy Industry 5.2 Organic Dairy Farm: 6.0 Ecological Impact of the Dairy and Meat Industry 7.0 Ecological Impact of Styrofoam and Plastics Materials 8.0 Conclusion 1.0 Jain Ethics and...
Posted: 07.04.2015
 
Apr 2, 2015 13:44 IST By N. Surabhi I have spent the last ten years fighting animal abuse. It's been both a personal campaign as well as a professional career. I've travelled across India and beyond to understand the circumstances in which animals are mistreated and why there's so much apathy towards suffering in the land of ahimsa. I have witnessed and documented the agony that animals experience right from...
Posted: 26.03.2015
 
Jain Vegans Dear all, Lots of exciting news in this edition of the newsletter. Aamir Khan, one of the most famous actors in Bollywood has turned vegan! He was inspired by both Jainism and the health benefits of adopting a plant based diet. Ayambil Oli, a nine day festival in which devout Jains get together and consume only one meal a day which is devoid both of animal products and root vegetables, greens and...

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