Over the last 22 years IoJ has brought many projects to successful completion. A review of these projects will give one an inkling of the magnitude of the awareness of Jainism created through them in such a short period. A brief list of the major projects is given below .These projects have been described in detail elsewhere on the site.
The primary objective of establishing IoJ was to create an awareness of the Jain faith, its vastness and the depth of its rich philosophy, its literature and art. In the Western world , apart from a limited number of academics, Jain faith had not been heard of – and those who had, were generally ill informed.
IoJ’s success in achieving its primary objective can be attributed to its policy to keep both the local, national and the international Jain communities together in all its endeavours and kept everyone fully informed and involved.
In 1995, IoJ took a major decision to coordinate jointly with Victoria & Albert Museum, London a first ever Jai Art exhibition in Europe.
IOJ has been actively involved in publishing material on Jainism. Here are some of the publication projects undertaken.
Ahimsa Day at The House of Commons
The Institute since 2003 has been celebrating Ahimsa Day at the House of Commons, London every October to coincide with the birth anniversary of the modern apostle of Ahimsa, Mahatma Gandhi who had learnt it in its true sense from an emiminent Jain.
Cataloging of Jain Manuscripts
The richness of the Jain literature has been captured in thousands of manuscripts, some over a thousand years old, that are scattered in museums, libraries, temples and private collections throughout the world.
IOJ has affiliated itself to national and international interfaith and major faith organisations. It participates regularly in their activities.
Protection and preservation of the environment is a prime requirement of the Jain faith. IOJ has been active in promoting the awareness of this important issue.
Shrimad Rajchandra Centennial Celebrations
Shrimad was one of the greatest exponents of Jain philosophy of modern times; he spread Lord Mahavira’s message in simple and understandable language. Raj Saubhag Satsang Mandal of Sayla had sought IoJ’s advice and assistance in arranging the centinnial celebrations of the passing away of Shrimad Rajchandra.
IOJ has been sponsoring further education in Jainism both in India and the UK. In India post-graduate studies are encouraged. In the UK more general Jain studies are provided.