Institute of Jainology
To Provide a platform for interaction between different Jain communities and organisations, where all sectarian traditions jointly promote the faith and engage in discussions amongst themselves, encouraging Jain unity to promote interfaith relationships to create a better understanding of the Jain faith and to acquaint the Jain community with other faiths. Create an awareness of the history, art, philosophy, and practices of Jain faith, including its relevance to today's world, particularly with regard to the respect for all living beings and the environment, provide opportunities for study of the faith, both at the community level and at institutions of higher learning, and to facilitate scholarly research on Jainism through the establishment of scholarships. Undertake the cataloguing and digitisation of Jain manuscripts and artefacts.
Institute of Jainology (IoJ) was established following the first International Jain Conference held in London in 1983, when the need for an organisation to coordinate Jain affairs internationally was recognised. This body was registered as a Charitable Trust in 1986.