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Jainpedia

Web links

There is an increasing number of Jain resources on the world wide web. Here are links to some websites we recommend for:

  • younger age groups
  • teachers and parents who are passing on information about Jainism.

Introductions and general material

JAINpedia

http://www.jainpedia.org
A growing encyclopaedia of Jainism, featuring original articles and digitised manuscripts of Jain writings plus an e-Library, interactive timeline, chronology and masses of contextual material.

Jainworld

http://www.jainworld.com/
A huge website with sacred texts, images of temples, activities for children and information on Jainism around the world.

Malaiya

http://www.cs.colostate.edu/~malaiya/jainhlinks.html
An introduction to Jainism, with links to many Jain websites.

BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/jainism/
An introduction to the Jain faith with some material on Jains in Britain.

Victoria and Albert Museum

http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/j/jainism/
The V&A provides articles and pictures about Jainism, focusing on items in the Jain collection, with videos of British Jains talking about objects that are important to them.

Organisations

Jain Centre, Leicester

http://www.jaincentre.com/
Information on the Jain centre in Leicester.

Young Jains UK

http://www.youngjains.org.uk/
The website for young Jains living in Britain.

Resources

Sacred Texts

www.sacred-texts.com

Provides the text of Jain scriptures to read online or download in various formats.

Atmadharma

http://www.atmadharma.com/


Provides images, videos, songs and texts for download.

Issues

'What does Jainism teach us about ecology?'

http://www.arcworld.org/faiths.asp?pageID=7

Information about Jain attitudes towards the environment, provided by the Alliance of Religions and Conservation.

Education policy

'Religious education in English schools'

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/teachingandlearning/curriculum/primary/a0064886/religious-education-in-english-schools-non-statutory-guidance-2010

The Department for Education provides a downloadable PDF of Religious education in English schools: Non-statutory guidance 2010. This information covers primary-level education until September 2014.

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