Jains believe in nonviolence, to the point of not harming any sentient being, through action or even thought. These Jain beliefs seemingly clash with some of the most powerful forces in American culture. Yet Jains are finding ways to adapt and even thrive here in the U.S.
They’re passing these beliefs on to the next generation during their holiest holiday this week, called Paryushan at their temple in Bartlett.
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