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...
Posted: 06.03.2015
 
Jain Vegans Dear friends, The Jain Vegans team hope you've all had a great start to 2015! We just wanted to remind you of a large vegan festival taking place over two days in Brighton in late March. There will be loads to see and do, so perhaps combine the festival with a visit to the seaside? A discount is available for those that can book in advance. Plus there's information on some upcoming cookery classes...
Posted: 05.12.2014
 
Animal Crusaders Thiruvananthapuram 05.12.2014 Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer, eminent jurist and former Supreme Court judge, passed away in Kochi this afternoon. He was 100. The Rights Of Our Animal Brethren Justice V.R.Krishna Iyer “ From an early age, I have adjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men look upon the murder of animals as they look upon the murder of men. ” - Leonardo Da Vinci. An...
Posted: 03.12.2014
 
Jain Vegans Hello everyone! We just wanted to remind you of a big vegan festival taking place in Kensington this Sunday. There will be lots to see and do throughout the day so do try and pop in if possible. Other news includes details of a recent blog post on our Jain Vegans website asking whether or not we should campaign against religious animal sacrifice, plus an update on the latest Jain Vegans Cooking Club...
Posted: 27.11.2014
 
Vegan Jains Animal sanctuaries in the US, like panjrapols in India, protect, feed, and provide medical care to farm animals. Rescue animals such as cows, pigs, sheep, goats, chicken, turkeys and rabbits that would have been killed for food Educate people and promote vegetarianism Support laws that reduce animal suffering During events such as Thanskgiving they heighten awareness of animal slaughter and hold...
Posted: 17.11.2014
 
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Today, following an intense campaign by PETA India and MP Maneka Gandhi, the Drug Controller General of India, Dr GN Singh, announced that testing cosmetics and their ingredients on animals will not be permitted in India . This is a landmark victory and means that countless animals will be spared the horrors of experimentation in Indian laboratories. No more guinea...
Posted: 17.11.2014
 
Animal Crusaders 17.11.2014 Kolkata To commemorate CCT's journey to Adulthood, the first Scheme the Trustees have decided on is to support all the children of our Non-executive staff members through a monthly Direct Deposit in the beneficiary's(child) bank account as a Recurring A/c to facilitate their career building as the become adults. It may noted here, that some of the children are first "generation...
Posted: 11.11.2014
 
Jain Vegans Dear all, Wow, for those living in or around London, what a busy start it has been to World Vegan Month . The first weekend of the month was full to the brim with activities to participate in and parties to attend. Just a flavour of what was on offer can be found here , on vegan Londoner Julie Rosenfield's excellent journal site . If you missed out then worry not as there is still lots...
Posted: 07.11.2014
 
Vegan Jains On Sat Nov 1 and Sun Nov 2, seven Jain centers celebrated Compassion and Jivdaya on World Vegan Day. The Jain Centers of New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Detroit, Metropolitan Washington DC, Northern CA (JCNC) and Southern CA organized dynamic events including speakers, a film collage, and a delicious lunch with additional food tastings at some centers. Here’s the lunch that was served at JCNC: Dal...
Posted: 30.10.2014
 
Federation of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Education Committee WORLD COMPASSION AND VEGAN DAY Federation of JAINA, Young Jains of America, Young Jain professionals, Ahimsak Eco-Vegan Committe and many Jain centers of North America jointly celebrate Nov. 1, 2014 as a World Compassion and Vegan Day. Several activities will be taking place in Jain centers of North America. Please be VEGAN on this day...
Posted: 30.10.2014
 
The Huffington Post Kathy Stevens, Founder and director, Catskill Animal Sanctuary Posted: 03/10/2014 11:03 am EDT Updated: 05/10/2014 5:59 am EDT I'm making a prediction: America will be vegan by 2050. Sound preposterous? Not if we work together to make it happen. Consider that until the 1900s millions of young children worked in our factories... and how untenable that would be today. Consider that a country...
Posted: 20.10.2014
 
Jain Vegans Dear all, Please find below some delicious vegan mithai recipes for Diwali, news about recent vegan events in the Jain community, and some information about some fantastic upcoming events. 1. Recent Jain Vegans news 1. Young Jains host vegan Jain Diwali event - On Saturday 18 October, Young Jains UK hosted a fantastic Diwali event depicting the life of Bhagavan Mahavir. In addition to providing...
Posted: 10.10.2014
 
Jain Vegans Dear all, The "festival of lights" is just round the corner, reminding us of the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. People of all faiths are slowly but surely embracing a more compassionate lifestyle thanks to all of you who are playing an active role, sharing information about the vegan lifestyle with your friends, colleagues and loved...
Posted: 09.10.2014
 
IVU Online News 2014-06 Special on 20 July 2014 Posted in IVU Online News The 42nd IVU World Vegfest earlier scheduled to hold in Africa will now take place in Dubai & India.This became necessary because of the outbreak of the Ebola disease in W/Africa. Click here to have more information and register. We will provide details on the 43rd IVU World Vegfest - which will still take place in Africa but now...
Posted: 08.10.2014
 
Worldcrunch After monks went on a hunger strike to push for a citywide ban on animal slaughter, the local government declared Palitana a meat-free zone. But the city's Muslims are not happy. Shuriah Niazi (2014-10-05) A cityscape of Palitana PALITANA - Jainism is one of the oldest religions in the world and preaches a path of non-violence towards all living beings. In India, about 5 million people practice it...
Posted: 25.08.2014
 
Jain Vegans Dear all, The Jain Vegans team hope you've all experienced a fulfilling Paryushan filled with deep insight and enriching contemplation. We also hope those of you that are UK based have been able to make the most of the fabulous weather we've had this summer. We wanted to keep you updated on all the upcoming vegan related news including details on two imminent festivals and a Jain Vegans cookery club...
Posted: 15.08.2014
 
Animals Weekly Animals Weekly is a soon-to-be launched press agency and news site that will offer animal-centred news about the British meat industry to the mainstream media. We recognise that media coverage of the industry either disregards or minimises the Himsa committed against animals. By providing media outlets with animal-centred news that is accurate, well-referenced and balanced, Animals Weekly aims to...
Posted: 13.08.2014
 
Talks, Workshops and Entertainment Download the timetable in word Download the timetable in PDF Speakers/ Workshops/ Performers and Activities Timetable 12 - 12.45 1 - 1. 50 2 - 2.50 3 - 3.50 4 - 4.50 5 - 5.50 6 - 6.50 Room A Downstairs in main building Healthy chocolate that’s good for you! Theresa Webb Superfoods for super kids! Theresa Webb Veganism and anarchism Gerard Bane Learn about the threats facing...
Posted: 20.07.2014
 
IVU Online News 2014-05 IVU News on 20 July 2014 Posted in IVU Online News Table of Contents Veg Association of Ghana Embarks on Stakeholder Engagement Tour Visit Togo after Ghana You Make It Happen: The First African IVU World Vegfest Meetup Between Myanmar Veg Society and Veg Soc Singapore What Vegans Eat Seen on an Ambulance in Australia How To Make a Chicken Salad Kindness Even While Imprisoned Book...
Posted: 02.07.2014
 
Animal Crusaders
Posted: 08.06.2014
 
IVU Online News 2014-04 IVU News on 08 June 2014. Posted in IVU Online News Table of Contents Register Now for Oct, 2014 IVU World Vegfest - Ghana Remote Support for the Ghana 2104 IVU World Vegfest Vegan Foods African Style Vegan Lunch with the President of Uruguay Combining Paleo and Vegan Diets Great Visuals Book News 1: Hedgehog Book News 2: How To Be Vegan Book News 3: The Kind Mama Book News 4:...
Posted: 29.05.2014
 
Video My talk with Dr Will Tuttle about the emergency that we begin now to face the terrible destruction of the planet via the meat, dairy and fish industry, which has become a literal machine of rape and destruction to our planet and its delicate Eco system. Dr Tuttle reminds us that 75 million animals a day are slaughtered in the US alone, which is creating disastrous consequences with water resources,...
Posted: 29.05.2014
 
Video My talk with Dr Will Tuttle about the emergency that we begin now to face the terrible destruction of the planet via the meat, dairy and fish industry, which has become a literal machine of rape and destruction to our planet and its delicate Eco system. Dr Tuttle reminds us that 75 million animals a day are slaughtered in the US alone, which is creating disastrous consequences with water resources,...
Posted: 29.05.2014
 
Video My talk with Dr Will Tuttle about the emergency that we begin now to face the terrible destruction of the planet via the meat, dairy and fish industry, which has become a literal machine of rape and destruction to our planet and its delicate Eco system. Dr Tuttle reminds us that 75 million animals a day are slaughtered in the US alone, which is creating disastrous consequences with water resources,...
Posted: 29.05.2014
 
Video Short overview of Dr. Tuttle's visit to Taiwan to help spread the World Peace Diet message of vegan living there, and the beautiful response from the Taiwanese people.
Posted: 23.05.2014
 
Vegan Jains Posted on May 22, 2014 by drjina UC Berkeley had a screening last week of a movie called “The Ship of Theseus” by Indian Filmmaker Anand Gandhi. Featuring 3 stories of people with donated organs, the 2nd story presented a monk named Maitreya, who by all implications (though not stated as such) was a Svetambara Jain. He was portrayed sympathetically, going to the Indian high court with a meat...
Posted: 17.05.2014
 
Jain Vegans Dear friends, Due to unforseen circumstances, we have had to change the date for the talk that was previously planned for Thursday 22nd may. It will now take place on Tuesday 20th of May , at the same venue and time. Time : Doors open at 7:30pm, talk starts at 8:00pm sharp Location : Navyug Pragati Mandal, 11 Sheaveshill Avenue NW9 6SE Please RSVP if you'd like to attend the evening talk by emailing...
Posted: 15.05.2014
 
Jain Vegans Dear all, We are delighted to welcome Sunny Gurnani on his upcoming visit to London. Sunny is the founder of GoVegan, a company he started last year, with the aim of providing delicious and nutritious organic alternatives in India at cheaper prices than their dairy equivalents. We are thoroughly looking forward to hearing his amazing story next week, and we sincerely hope you can join us. Also, it...
Posted: 02.05.2014
By Prof. Gary L. Francione
Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach …and Abolition Means Veganism! Ahimsa in Jainism and the Moral Imperative of Veganism, Ahimsa, or nonviolence, is the fundamental principle of Jainism. Ahimsa Paramo Dharma - nonviolence is the highest religious duty. We can think about the concept of ahimsa in Jainism as having two dimensions: a dimension that focuses on ahimsa as a spiritual notion and a dimension...

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