North America Zoroastrian Studies launched
Attached, for your information and circulation, is a Press Release announcing the establishment of the North American Institute of Zoroastrian Studies, as an educational arm of the North American Mobeds Council (NAMC).
A debt of gratitude goes to Rohinton Rivetna for his initiative in drafting the initial charter, and to NAMC (President Er. Arda-e-viraf Minocherhomjee) for their resolution to carry the proposal forward. NAMC Vice-President Er. Tehemton Mirza has been tasked by NAMC to set up this organization, create a curriculum and manage its operations.
This is an important milestone for Zoroastrians in North America, marking our coming of age and taking our rightful place as an established religion, among others, in North America.
The us government and Canada have used their laws to squash first nations practices and access to our own Zoroastrian teachings. I.e sacred sundance mithraism and mikmaq traditions. Is there an effort to help native Americans and other indigenous groups to learn Zoroastrian teachings or their origins and influences and include marginalized people, refugees or other’s who don’t have their documents undocumented people detainess or victims of war and conflict ? It was not Ahura mazda who said to torment tribes and remove teachings. It was oppressive governments an America vespuche ( America ) and Columbus