Zoroastrian houses of worship are called dar-e-mehrs, or fire temples. Their primary purpose is to house the “eternal flame,” a fire with which many Zoroastrian rituals are performed. While Indian dar-e-mehrs are closed to non-Zoroastrians, dar-e-mehrs in the United States act both as places of worship and learning centers open to non-Zoroastrians.... Read more about A Visit to a Dar-e-Mehr
In the United States, Parsi and Iranian Zoroastrian communities sometimes hold separate schedules and services, but many share places of worship and are members of the same national Zoroastrian organizations. On the national and trans-national level, seminars, youth programs, and federations bring these two communities together. These interactions contribute to distinct modes of American Zoroastrian identities and communities.... Read more about Two Streams Converge
Zoroastrianism is a monotheistic religion based upon the teachings of the ancient Persian prophet Zarathushtra. The Gathas, hymns considered the most important Zoroastrian teachings, describe an ethical path for living in a world conflicted between good and evil. The path calls for humans to live a life of good thoughts, good words, and good deeds.... Read more about Ancient Faith in the Modern World
On a typical-looking stretch of southwest Houston — down the street from Kwik Kar Lube and Storage Choice, across from a privacy fence hiding cookie-cutter McMansions — a Zoroastrian fire temple opened last week: a brand-new, sparkling-white place where priests from one of the world’s oldest religions tend a holy flame.
Singer-Songwriter Was More religious Than You Think Unless you have been living in a cave, you know the rock band, Queen. For the last forty years, their music has been played at sports stadiums, movies, radio stations, and personal music players. The new film Bohemian Rhapdosy will explore the creation of the band and the […]