Workshop for Priestly Development: Jiyo Parsi
For many years we have been discussing the importance of giving respect to our Priests and enabling them to become Pastors to the Parsi community, as are the Catholic Priests as well as the Sikh Granthis. Jiyo Parsi has realized that without a strong ethical background in Zoroastrianism, our community is suffering. This is seen in some cases, in community rates of depression, in neglect of our Priests, our Elders, even our children, as we head towards an increasingly self centered society.
Jiyo Parsi therefore has worked with experts from Masina Hospital and other Counseling centres and our senior Priests, to create a special programme for our Priesthood which will be conducted in Mumbai as per the advertisement issued in the Jame Jamshed yesterday. This is attached herewith for your quick perusal. We need you as the Leaders of the community and important voices to encourage priests from your Anjumans and Baugs to come, with their wives, on a fully reimbursed Workshop and travel to and at Mumbai on Saturday 13th May 2017. We need a good response and the importance of this needs to be understood by our clergy and community.
If this is successful, the Priests will be trained in a Series of Workshops, as per their willingness to:
Become eloquent speakers
Communicate values and ideas
Deal with Youth and their problems
Be Effective leaders who can stand up for Zoroastrian values.
Showcase their great talents gained during their priestly training
Become advocates for their own improved conditions
Personality development skills
Emotional development and their own marriage issues
To provide solace at times of grief
To Become Pastors to their community in each Agiary and Atash Behram.
These are only some of the planned events. A Certificate of Participation will be given and if the programme is successful we can even workout more interlinking with High Priests and greater exposure through universities and Academic institutions.
We request you to send as many Mobeds for this initial workshop with the idea that it is a method of self improvement and development. The Priests have been asking for correct interventions and interface with the Parsi and larger community. This is a carefully worked out chance for them. It would be sad if they missed it.Looking forward to your support and your spreading the word quickly.
With warm regards,
Dr. Shernaz Cama