Monthly Archives: April 2009

WATER internships – Summer 2009

Internships available at the Women’s Alliance for
Theology, Ethics and Ritual

For more information,
contact Megan Sullivan:
WATER Internships Summer 2009

Become a part of an inspiring community of feminists in religion.
Become a WATER intern!

WATER welcomes students from seminaries, universities, and colleges both
national and international to participate in the internship program.

Interns engage in the full range of activities at WATER, from office work to
program planning. They learn how a small non-profit is run and what it takes to
nurture such an Alliance. Interns wishing to do their own research will have a
chance to utilize WATER’s constantly growing library as well as consult with
our experienced staff through periodic in-house seminars.

Interns must commit to a minimum of six weeks and can stay for a year or more.
Internships are unpaid. Some interns are placed through established programs of
their universities or religious organizations, such as Mennonite Voluntary
Service. All participants are encouraged to apply for academic credit from
their home institutions for their work at WATER.

Check out the attached Internship Application for more details. Give us a call
if you have any questions about the program, 301.589.2509.

Summer 2009 Internships will run during the period between May 19 and July 31.
Applications are due by 8 May 2009.


Courtesy : Behram Pastakia

Childrens Museum in Chicago – Passport to Persia

Passport To Persia film
Rashna Ghadilay and Tinaz Sevak  write
This year the Chicagoland Zoroastrians again participated in the 3-day Passport to Persia Festival in March 2009 at the Children’s Museum, Navy Pier in Chicago. A Zoroastrian Artificacts table was set up by Tinaz Sevak and Rashna Ghadialy.

Visitors enjoyed thumbing through the pages of the Zoroastrian Tapestry volume. As part of the weekend entertainment program, Iranian dances were performed on popular Persian music by Sanaya Dukandar and Yazmin Rustomji; Farobag Cooper played Khon Ashem Vohu and Chaiye Hame Jarthosti on the key board; and Rashna Ghadialy read Shahnameh stories.

A slide show presentation on Respect for the Environment in Zoroastrianism and Islam was set up to educate the attendees of the ancient and modern religion of Persia.

Its in under English channel – chicago community – chicago Children’s museum channel. Passport to Persia.
Dolly Dastoor

Courtesy : Behram Pastakia

Persian Myths



A time there was when the works of Angra Mainyu, the Evil One, no longer disturbed the world, and when pain and death were not known amongst men. That time lasted for a thousand years. It was while Jamshīd the Resplendent sat upon the Golden Throne in the Kingdom of Light, and had around his brow the awful Glory that belonged to the Kings of Iran who had the favour of Ahura Mazda, the Beneficent One. Read more