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Inter-Religious Conference – Role of Faith in Service (Seva) - Sunday July 16th, 2017 1:30PM - 3:00PM

posted Jul 13, 2017, 6:47 PM by JCNC Technology

Jain Center of Northern California


Inter-Religious Conference – Role of Faith in Service (Seva)

Date time:

Sunday, July 16, 2017  1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Lunch: 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

RSVP for lunch at this link



Jain Center of Northern California

722 S. Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95035


“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.


Jainism - Sadhvi (Female Ascetic) Shri Sanghmitraji

Christianity (Roman Catholic) – Father Jon Pedigo

Christianity (LDS Church - Morman) – Dr.  Arthur L. Jue

Islam (Pacifica Institute) – Mr. Mahmut Altun

Judaism - Dr. Harry Cornbleet

Sikhhism - Mr. Narinder Pal Singh

Buddhism - Ven. JianYong Shi

Hinduism (BAPS) – Mr. Ashish Brahmbhatt

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.

More Info. about of 3 Days of 5th Diksha Anniversary Event – Friday, July 14 to Sunday July 16.