Jainismis traditionally known as Jaina dharma,is a religion based in India that prescribes a path of non-violence towards all living beings and emphasizes
Jainismis traditionally known as Jaina dharma,is a religion based in India that prescribes a path of non-violence towards all living beings and emphasizes spiritual independence and equality between all forms of life. Practitioners believe that non-violence and self-control are the means by which they can obtain liberation. Currently, Jainism is divided into two major sects —Digambara and Śvētāmbara.Jainism is one of the oldest religions in the world.

ARTICLES:

"Jainism: Its History, Beliefs and Texts" By the BBC (a good overview by non-Christian news org.)
World Religions, Jainism and the Bible By Pete Robertson