Zoroastrianism and Sustainable Development – Webinar
Saturday, 10 Dec 2022
NAMC Zoom meeting ID: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/
This is one of a series of classes of a course on “Ecology in Zoroastrianism” offered by NAMC Institute of Zoroastrian Studies.
2 PM EST / 7:00PM London
Zoroastrianism and Sustainable Development
Khojeste P. Mistree, Farrokh Mistree, Karishma Koka
The Good Mind Nurturing Nature – A Zoroastrian Perspective on Sustainable Development
Abstract: The great strength of the Zoroastrian faith is that it enjoins the caring of the physical world not merely to seek spiritual salvation, but because human beings, as the purposeful creation of Ahura Mazda, are seen as the natural motivators or overseers of the Seven Creations, namely, sky, water, earth, plants, animals, humans and fire. As the only conscious creation, humans have the ultimate task of caring for the universe. The faith endorses the caring of Seven Creations, as part of a symbiotic relationship. Zoroastrianism sees the physical world as a natural matrix of Seven Creations in which life and growth are interdependent if harmony and perfection are to be the final goal. This goal is to be achieved by recreating the primeval unity of a perfect world, unpolluted and unsullied, as was first conceived by Ahura Mazda, the Wise Lord.
Khojeste, in this webinar, will highlight some principles, anchored in Zoroastrian doctrine and practice, that are foundational to sustainable development when harmony and perfections are to be the final goal.
Farrokh, in this webinar, will relate what Khojeste shares by way of natural matrix of the seven creations to UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals and how these are put into practice by a Social Entrepreneur, Ashok Das, of SunMoksha in India.
Karishma will synthesise the principles that Khojeste and Farrokh present.
This concept was first presented online on 25 July 2021 and then at the Parliaments of The World’s Religions in 2021. The Good Mind Nurturing Nature A Zoroastrian Perspective on Sustainable Development is a webinar series set up by Dr. Karishma Koka and Mr. Yazdi Tantra.