Jain Network is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales. It has also received recently the status of a Community Interest Company. Its founder organisations are: Jain Sangha of Europe, Jain Academy and Ahimsa for Quality of Life (all independent charities).Its governance is carried out as per the rules of the Charity Commissioner, Company House and in accordance with the management enshrined in the Jain tradition.
Its mission is to improve the spiritual and physical quality of life for Jain and wider community.
Its vision is to bring awareness of Jainismand its values to the Western world, to provide facilities, resources and services to Jains and wider community.
It purpose is to develop the Jain Community, its infrastructure for the spiritual and physical needs (including a place of worship and study for all Jains), and awareness of Jainism in the wider community. It aims to establish a multifaith centre for the nine historical major faiths recognised in the UK (Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islam, Jain, Jewish, Sikh, Zoroastrian), to advance knowledge and mutual understanding of these faiths and provide community services for all. It also aims to organise educational and philanthropic activities as laid down in the Jain tradition. It represents Jain views to the government, statutory authorities, interfaithorganisations and educationinsititutions.
The major project of the Jain Network is the development of the Jain Centre London and JNHA Community Interest Company
JNHA Community Interest Company JNHA has been registered as a CIC in 2014 and is currently developing a series of activities. The Company’s object is to carry out activities which benefit the community and in particular the Jain and wider community in the United Kingdom and elsewhere;to create infrastructure, physical space and trade for social purposes; to provide sustainable community services such as advocacy, educational, environmental, employment, health, social, spiritual, travel, civic and cultural services;to work with Voluntary Community Organisations and Social Enterprises. The income generated from the this CIC will help to maintain the Jain Centre.
- Organisations that are affiliated with the Jain Network: Jain Sangha of Europe, Ahimsa for Quality of Life, Jain Academy, World Council of Jain academies, Shree Navyug Jain Pragati Mandal, Bhakti Mandal, Jain Social Group London, Shrimad Rajchandra MissonDharampur UK, Young Jains UK, Dr N K Shah Trust, Art of Living, KO Jain UK, Jai SachchinandSangh.
- The Jain Network is affiliated to: Interfaith Network UK, Faith forum for London, Barnet Multifaith Forum, Barnet SACRE, Faith based Regeneration Network, National Council of Voluntary Organisations UK, Barnet Hindu Council, National Council of Gujarati Organisations, Council of Dharmic Faiths, National Council of Vanik Associations, Colindale Community Development Trust and the Graham Park Consortium