Zoroastrianism Selected Links

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AvestaThe Avesta comprises the oldest extant sacred texts of Zoroastrianism. The scripture collection includes the Yasna; the Vispered, which covers festival observances; the Yashts, hymns of praise; the Vendidad, a book of ancient purity laws; and the Khordeh ...ZoroastrianOriginating with the teachings of the Prophet Zarathushtra in the second millennium BCE, the ancient faith of Zoroastrianism is referred to as “the Good Religion” in the sacred texts. Zoroastrians are encouraged to live out their faith through the pra... Archives
Comprehensive online resource, including complete text of the extant Avesta, and extensive links.
www.avesta.org  

California Zoroastrian Center (CZC)
Located in Westminster, California, this is the largest Zoroastrian center outside of Iran, India, and Pakistan; publishes the Zoroastrian Journal.
www.californiazoroastriancenter.org

Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North AmericaFEZANA, the Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America, was founded in 1986 to serve as an umbrella organization for Zoroastrian associations in the U.S. and Canada. This organization publishes the quarterly FEZANA Journal and sponsors numero... (FEZANAFEZANA, the Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America, was founded in 1986 to serve as an umbrella organization for Zoroastrian associations in the U.S. and Canada. This organization publishes the quarterly FEZANA Journal and sponsors numero...)
Umbrella organization serving the Zoroastrian community in the U.S. and Canada.
www.fezana.org

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) ParsiParsis are Zoroastrians originally from the Iranian region of Pars who came to India, having fled religious persecution in Iran. Owing to centuries of separation, present-day Parsis and Iranian Zoroastrians often speak different languages, and may follow ... Zoroastrian Project
Launched by the New Delhi office of UNESCO, the PARZOR Project aims to preserve Parsi Zoroastrian culture.
www.unescoparzor.com

World of Traditional ZoroastrianismOriginating with the teachings of the Prophet Zarathushtra in the second millennium BCE, the ancient faith of Zoroastrianism is referred to as “the Good Religion” in the sacred texts. Zoroastrians are encouraged to live out their faith through the pra...
Represents a “traditional” stream of the Zoroastrian faith; home of Zoroastrian Matrimonial Page.
www.Zoroastrianism.com

World Zoroastrian Organisation (WZO)
Founded in 1980, this organization aims to “serve the Zarthushti community across national borders”; WZO’s headquarters is in London.
www.w-z-o.org

ZarathushtraKnown to the Greeks as “Zoroaster,” the Prophet Zarathushtra lived and taught in ancient Persia in the second millennium BCE, some scholars say as early as 1,750 BCE. His divinely revealed teachings emphasized ethical monotheism, with one supreme God,....com
A web site dedicated to promoting the spiritual philosophy of Zarathushtra and Zoroastrianism.
www.zarathushtra.com

Zarathushti / Zoroastrian Women’s International Network (ZWIN)
A forum for Zoroastrian women, intended to foster a stronger sense of identity and to facilitate networking opportunities.

Zarathushtrian Assembly
Represents a “liberal” stream of the Zoroastrian faith; site provides information in Persian and English.
www.zoroastrian.org OR www.zartoshti.org (Persian site)

Zarthoshti Anjuman of Northern California (ZANC)
Associated with the Arbab Rustam Guiv Dar-e-MehrA Zoroastrian house of worship is often known as a “fire temple” because Zoroastrians pray in the presence of fire. Fire temples in India and Iran are named according to the grade of fire; the highest grade temple is known as an Atash Bahram. In the U... in San Jose.
www.zanc.org

Zoroastrian Association ofthe Greater Boston Area (ZAGBA)

http://www.zagba.org/

Zoroastrian Association of Greater New York (ZAGNY)
Associated with the first Zoroastrian Center in North America; the site includes community forums, an online newsletter, and a PriestA priest is the leader of a religious community or congregation, specially trained and often ordained to service, who leads members of the community in the rituals and practice of shared and individual life. Many traditions have forms of priesthood.In the.../MobedA mobed is a man with knowledge; in common usage, this term refers to a Zoroastrian priest of any category or rank. Zoroastrians recognize an hereditary priesthood; one must be born into a mobed family in order to become a priest. directory.
www.zagny.org

Zoroastrian Association of Houston (ZAH)
Incorporated in 1976, ZAH opened the Zarathushti Heritage and Cultural Center in 1998; this site includes Manashni, an online newsletter.
www.zah.org

Zoroastrian Association of MetropolitanA Metropolitan is the title given to a bishop, used especially in the Orthodox family of churches today. Chicago (ZAC)
Associated with the Hinsdale, Illinois Darbe Mehr, “the vibrant hub of Zarthushtis in the Midwest.”
www.zac-chicago.org

Zoroastrian Association of Metropolitan Washington (ZAMWI)
Organized in 1978, ZAMWI “serves the diverse needs of ZoroastriansOriginating with the teachings of the Prophet Zarathushtra in the second millennium BCE, the ancient faith of Zoroastrianism is referred to as “the Good Religion” in the sacred texts. Zoroastrians are encouraged to live out their faith through the pra... who have arrived in the capital area of the United States from Iran, India and other regions of the world.”
www.zamwi.org

Zoroastrian Association of North Texas (ZANT)
Established in 1989 to “nurture, advance, and promote the religious, social and cultural aspects of Zoroastrian faith” in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
www.zant.org

Zoroastrian Sports Committee (ZSC)
Since 1988, the ZSC has worked “to promote unity and friendly competition among our youth”; every two years, the Zarathushti Games draw together young people from around the world.
http://www.zathletics.com