Small Indian sect believes in nonviolence, non-materialism, observing holiest holiday in Chicagoland | WBEZ
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Small Indian sect believes in nonviolence, non-materialism, observing holiest holiday in Chicagoland

A tiny Indian religious sect in Chicago is celebrating its holiest holiday right now. Jains are spending several days praying, fasting, atoning and asking for forgiveness. Jainism focuses on principles including non-violence, non-materialism and respecting multiple viewpoints, values that can put them at heads with broader American culture. We’re looking into what Jainism is, and what Jains have to say about issues like the violence raging in Chicago and elsewhere. Photo Courtesy of Facebook

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