Third annual program on Zoroastrianism-101
Zoroastrian Association of Metropolitan Chicago
the Arbab Rustom Guiv Darbe Mehr, Burr Ridge, IL,
November 21 – 24, 2008
Friday, November 21st, 7 pm: Welcome dinner for presenters and out-of-town guests.
Saturday November 22nd, 10 am – 6 pm: Zoroastrianism-101: “The Homeland, Life and Times of Zarathushtra,” presented by ZAC community members.
We are delighted that many members of our Next Generation will be joining our elders in making these presentations.
Topics will cover:-
The Creation Story
by Pesi Vazifdar and Hoshi Vazifdar –
– Review of the Date of Zarathushtra by Naheed Vatcha
– Review of the Birthplace of Zarathushtra by Burjis Sidhwa and Persis Damkevala
– Life of Zarathushtra and His Early Ministry by Tushad and Zenia Mehta
– The Avestan Language-Origins and Development
by Rohinton Rivetna and Cyrus Rivetna
– Bringing up a Zoroastrian Child in North America
by Rashna Balsara
Sunday, November 23rd, 9 am – 6 pm:
Among the presenters will be:
– Status of the Priesthood after the Fall of the Sasanian Empire
– Parsi Interactions with Iran
– Salvation Technology: Hellish Truths and Heavenly Lies
Shahin Bekhradnia (Oxford)
– Zoroastrians in Tajikistan
Keki R. Bhote (Chicago)
– The Great Unknown Zoroastrian Civilizations in Central Asia
Dastur Dr. Kersey H. Antia (High Priest of Chicago)
– Zoroastrian and pre-Zoroastrian Iranians in Georgia,
Trans-Caucasia and Europe
Prof. Jesse S. Palsetia (University of Guelph, Canada)
: Parsi-British Relations in India Revealed
On Sunday, Ms. Bekhradnia and Mr. Vajifdar will also conduct an interactive workshop on: Zoroastrianism in North America; Zoroastrians in Central Asia; and Recognition for Dadabhai Naoroji.
Monday November 24th, 9 am – 12 noon: Roundtable Dialogue with scholars and interested community members.
All community members, students and scholars are invited and encouraged to participate, to support scholarship and religious education, at the academic as well as community level.
We are grateful to WZO for their support of this Conference, and for sponsoring two speakers from the UK.
Cost. $10 per day for paid members of ZAC and $15 per day for non-members, for Saturday (including Lunch and Tea) and Sunday (including Breakfast, Lunch and Tea).
There is no charge for Monday.
Please RSVP by November 16 to Roshan Rivetna (RRRivetna@aol.com, 630-325 5383).
[Persons/Associations interested in the mission and vision of the Society of Scholars of Zoroastrianism, are invited to host future Conferences in their areas. SSZ shall provide assistance as needed].
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Courtesy : Behram Pastakia