|Jain Center of Northern California presents
Inter-Religious Conference – Role of Faith in Service (Seva)
|Sunday, July 16, 2017
Program: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
|“Religion accepts life in its entirety. To work towards getting rid of any physical or mental suffering is true religion. Service is no different from spirituality, service is spirituality.”
– Acharya Shri Chandanaji
Compassion and Service (Seva) lie at the center of religious traditions. Compassionate action forms an important part of the religious practice as implemented through “Service (Seva) to others”. Millions of people volunteer for Service and contribute billions of hours to improve the lives of many, each having his/her unique reason to give back.
This conference will bring together several Faiths to showcase their service related projects and activities. It will explore the “motivation” behind such selfless service and the role that the Faith plays in it.
Participating Faiths: Jainism, Christianity (Roman Catholic and LDS Church), Islam, Judaism, Hinduism (BAPS), Sikhism, Buddhism
|Moderator: Girish Shah, Board Member of Jain Center of Northern California and Silicon Valley Interreligious Council
Dignitary: Jain Acharya Shri Chandanaji, Head of Veerayatan, who has made service as the essence of the Jain religious practice.
|This event is being organized in concert with the celebration of the 5th anniversary of Diksha (Ordination) of Jain Sadhvi (Female Asctic) Shri Sanghmitraji who took her vows five years ago at our temple in Milpitas. This event will be graced by Senior Jain ascetic (Head of Veerayatan Religious Order) Acharya Shri Chandanaji.|