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Conference In Jainism

April 21 - April 23

The Bhagwan Suvidhinath Endowed Chair in Jain Studies at California State University, Long Beach presents a Conference in Jainism – April 21-23, 2024

This conference aims to integrate Jainism’s fundamental principle of nonviolence (Ahimsā) with our relationship to the environment. While embracing nonviolence in a holistic manner, the conference theme merges with the ecological concept of circular Samavasaran, the assembly of Jain teachers, portraying it as a model for contemporary social justice that includes reverence for all life forms. It signifies expanding the circle of compassion to include the entire human and non-human world. The papers presented in the conference will explore how Jain philosophies can inspire a more just and nonviolent world, ultimately leading to social harmony and equality.

Samavsaran: Assembly of the Tirthankara
Nonviolence and Environment in Jainism
April 21 to 23, 2024

This conference aims to integrate Jainism’s fundamental principle of nonviolence (Ahimsā) with our relationship to the environment. While embracing nonviolence in a holistic manner, the conference theme merges with the ecological concept of circular Samavasaran, the exalted assembly of Jain teachers, portraying it as a model for contemporary social justice that includes reverence for all life forms. It signifies expanding the circle of compassion to include the entire human and non-human world. The papers presented in the conference will flesh out the philosophical, ontological, sociological, and environmental aspects of nonviolence to explore how Jain philosophies can inspire a more just and nonviolent world, ultimately leading to social harmony and equality.

A quick highlight
April 21 Keynote by Dr. Kusum Jain (Professor, Philosophy), University of Rajasthan at Jain Center of Southern California
April 22 Keynote by Dr. Vasudha Narayanan (Professor, Religious Studies), University of Florida at Anna Ngai Alumni Center (CSULB)
April 23 Keynote by Dr. Christopher Chapple (Professor, Theology and India Studies), Loyola Marymount University at Anna Ngai Alumni Center (CSULB)

There are three panels, cultural immersion, photo-exhibition, and vegan food, among others.

Download a PDF version of the conference program.

Details

Start:
April 21
End:
April 23
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Venue

Various – see program
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