Naresh Jain is President and co-founder of Educare Foundation which provides educational assistance to needy children in New Jersey and in India and focuses on retaining such children in schools who are likely to drop out. He is an emeritus trustee of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions, co-founder of the International Jain Sangh, and serves as a director in the Federation of Jain Associations in North America (JAINA) as well as an advisor to the board of the Monmouth Center of World Religions and Ethical Thought. He has been involved in interfaith forums in the US and abroad. His articles on a variety of topics including Ahimsa, Ecology and inter-religious experiences have been published in newspapers and journals. He received his early education in Jain, Catholic, and Protestant schools. He is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi. During his teenage years, he lived close to Mahatma Gandhi Ashram in Sabarmati, India.