2014 Conference of the Society of Scholars of Zoroastrianism (SSZ)
All Zoroastrians and friends, students, scholars, priests and interfaith communities are invited and encouraged to participate.
Society of Scholars of Zoroastrianism (SSZ)
proudly hosted by
Zoroastrian Association of Metropolitan Chicago
Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America (FEZANA)
Arbab Rustom Guiv Darbe Mehr,
8615 Meadowbrook Drive, Burr Ridge, IL 60527,
Saturday September 6, 2014
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
8:30 am: Registration & Breakfast
9:30 am: Benediction by Mobedyar Bomi Damkevala, Monajat by Mani Rao,
Welcome by ZAC President Er. Rayomand Ravji.
Dedication of Conference to (Late) Keki Bhote.
Next Generation speakers: Dr. Persis Driver (“Phenology Network”), Er. Rayomand Ravji (“Tushnamaiti”) and Khursheed Ichaporia (“Gahambars”).
Dr. Pallan Ichaporia – “Scriptural Understanding of the Gathas.”
Kersee Kabraji – “A Gathic View of Zoroastrianism.”
1:00 pm Lunch
Presentation by Dan Sheffield, in abstentia:
“Bhonu Prakash – Zoroastrians and Food in Historical Perspective.”
Award presentation: honoring Joseph Peterson for his dedication and service.
2:00 pm Kersee Kabraji – “A Gathic View of Zoroastrianism” (contd.).
Dastoor Dr. Kersey Antia – “Spenta Armaiti in Zoroastrianism.”
Wouter Henkelman – “The Royal Table of the Achemenids.”
Next Generation panel discussion:
“Visioning the Future of Zoroastrian Practice in North America.”
5:00 pm Adjourn
Registration. Suggested donation is $10. Breakfast, lunch and tea will be provided. Please RSVP by August 30, 2014 to Dinaz Weber (630-830 3430, kenanddina @yahoo.com). For program information contact Rohinton Rivetna (630-325 5383, rivetna@ aol.com) or Kayomarsh Mehta (630-654 8828, firstname.lastname@example.org) and visit www.s-s-z.org.
The Society of Scholars of Zoroastrianism (SSZ) is dedicated to promoting learning and imparting one’s knowledge to others. As Zoroastrians, it is our obligation to be enlightened about our religion: Yasnaai-cha (proper understanding), vahmaai-cha (necessary contemplation), khshnaothraai-cha (gaining knowledge) and fra-sastayae-cha (imparting knowledge to others).