Zoroastrianism

Iranians Celebrate New Year Fire Festival for First Time in 25 Years

March 16, 2004

Source: CNN.com

http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/03/16/iran.festival.reut/

On March 16, 2004 CNN.com posted a Reuters article that reported, "Iranians danced in the street, threw firecrackers and jumped over bonfires Tuesday night as authorities openly tolerated an ancient fire festival for the first time in 25 years. Halted each year since the 1979 Islamic revolution because hardliners considered it un-Islamic, the Chaharshanbeh Suri, or Red...

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Celebration of Zoroastrian Culture to be Held in Kolkata

January 22, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/437890.cms

On January 22, 2004 The Times of India reported, "For showcasing the richness, age-old tradition and immense contribution of the Parsi community towards the development of the country, is the Unesco Parzor (Parsi Zoroastrian) exhibition to be held in [Kolkata]. Organised by the Delhi-based Parzor and Calcutta Zoroastrian Community’s Religious and Charity Fund, the two-day...

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World Religions Day in Redlands, CA

January 15, 2004

Source: Redland Daily Facts

http ://w ww.redlandsdailyfacts.com/Stories/0,1413,209~22484~1893532,00.html

On January 15, 2004 Redland Daily Facts reported that "a local observance of World Religion Day is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 18. The program will include representatives from major world religions, including Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam and the Baha'i faith. 'The aim of World Religion Day is to foster the establishment of interfaith understanding and harmony by emphasizing the common...

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Indian Teen With HIV Receives Help from Indo-American Community

January 9, 2004

Source: The Argus

http://www.theargusonline.com/Stories/0,1413,83~1968~1880156,00.html

On January 9, 2004 The Argus reported on an Indian teenager with HIV receiving help from the Indo-American community: "In 2000, the doctors confirmed that her daughter, Mitra, has HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. She contracted it 12 years earlier during a blood transfusion 20 days after her birth. Mitra Irani, now 15, is fighting for her life. She and her parents are...

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New York Celebrates Three Thousand Years of Zoroastrian Culture

November 28, 2003

Source: News India-Times

http://desitalk.newsindia-times.com/2003/11/28/religion14-top.html

On November 28, 2003 News India-Times reported that hundreds of Parsis packed the Ballroom of the Metropolitan Hotel in New York on Nov. 15 to celebrate 3,000 years of Zoroastrian Culture. The event included both Zoroastrians from the Indian and Iranian traditions. "The Zoroastrian Association of Greater New York (ZAGNY) and the Iranian Zoroastrian Association (IZA...

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Interfaith Gathering Commemorates Renaming of Street After Mother Teresa

November 10, 2003

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow?msid=275122

On November 10, 2003 The Times of India reported, "From next year, Park Street will be known as Mother Teresa Sarani. Mayor Subrata Mukherjee announced the decision formally on Sunday...Earlier in the day, members from various walks of life joined a prayer for Mother Teresa. From Amritsar and Barrackpore to Chandernagore and Dakshineshwar...

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Zoroastrian Couple Makes a Difference in Chicago

October 12, 2003

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow?msid=

On October 12, 2003 Times of India reported on the lives of Roshan and Rohintan Rivetna, a Zoroastrian couple making a difference in modern Chicago. Blending their American and Zoroastrian identities, the coupe have reinforced both worlds, becoming active local leaders. Rohinton set up the Chicago community association, built its prayer hall, and then...

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Women Delegates Represent FEZANA at UN Status of Women Conference

June 1, 2003

Source: Fezana Journal

On June 1, 2003 the Fezana Journal reported that "for two weeks (March 3-14) women from NGO's around the world, including FEZANA, converged at the UN to discuss issues ranging from violence against women in conflict and post-conflict areas, trafficking of women and girls to western countries, poverty reduction in developing countries through gender specific economics, AIDS and gender, facts and myths regarding the Information Age, and effects of mass media, the Internet, and pornography on women's lives. Proudly presenting FEZANA and...

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Dr. Farhang Mehr Delivers Two Lectures in Washington, DC

June 1, 2003

Source: Fezana Journal

On June 1, 2003 the Fezana Journal reported that "North America's eminent Zarathushti scholar and leader, Dr. Farhang Mehr, together with an Interfaith Youth Panel, addressed a ZAMWI and an inter-faith audience of well over 150 on March 29 [at the Geneva Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD] on [the] Relevance of Zorastrianism in Today's Multi-faith World... WZO (US Chapter) then arranged for its contacts in US's largest library, the prestigious Library of Congress, to sponsor another talk by Dr. Mehr on [the] Impact of...

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Zoroastrian Temple to Open in North Virginia

May 10, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A33351-2003May9.html

On May 10, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "Washington's small but growing Zoroastrian community will add to the area's array of international religious buildings with a Persian-style temple... At long last, more than 150 Zoroastrian families will have a permanent place for worship, religious education, initiation ceremonies, funerals and weddings, [...

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Timely Celebration of Afghan New Years

March 30, 2003

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/cctimes/news/local/states/california/counties/alameda_county/5517617.htm

On March 30, 2003 the Contra Costa Times reported that "from Mustafa Hakimi's perspective, the Afghan new year celebration comes at just the right time... 'This is perfect," said the 18-year-old San Leandro [CA] resident and Afghan native. 'We want everybody to realize we are a friendly people, a...

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