Tiny religious sect thrives in Chicagoland despite cultural clash by WBEZ published on 2014/08/27 20:19:15 +0000 There’s a tiny Indian religious sect in Chicagoland with beliefs that clash with some of the most powerful forces in American culture. Jains believe in nonviolence to the point of refusing to eat meat, or to hurt bugs. They’re passing on these beliefs to the next generation during their holiest holiday this week at their temple in Bartlett. And they’re continuing to find ways to adapt and even thrive here in the U.S. despite sometimes differing values. WBEZ’s Lynette Kalsnes reports.