An Appeal for Donations to Support the Work of WZO

Dear Supporters and Well-Wishers, The last 18 months have been very difficult for all due to the effects of the Covid-19 Global Pandemic which has impacted the lives of us all in some way. During this period, the World Zoroastrian Organisation has continued to support and address the needs of our Zoroastrian community globally. Whilst the…

The Neo Zoroastrian Project Surveys (SOAS)

WZO has received a request for our members and supporters to assist in academic research being undertaken by Ruzbeh Hodiwala at SOAS, University of London. Ruzbeh writes, “I am a Ph.D. student at SOAS working with Professor Almut Hintze on an ethnographic study of ‘Zoroastrians-by-choice.’ I was born and raised in India and came to…

6th Month (Chamsi) Prayers for our dear Past Chairman – Sammy Hormusji Bhiwandiwalla

6th Month (Chamsi) Prayers for our dear past chairman – Sammy Hormusji Bhiwandiwalla Friday June 25th, 2021 – 10.30am BST London Dear Members and Well-wishers, Following are the details to attend the Chamsi Prayers of our dear past chairman, Sammy Bhiwandiwalla which will be performed at the World Zoroastrian House, Feltham, London and live streamed online over Zoom. Friday June…

WZO congratulates FEZANA on the establishment of a Professorship in North America

The World Zoroastrian Organisation congratulates Fezana on the establishment of a new Professorship at the University of Toronto which we hope will contribute to greater understanding of our Zoroastrian religion in the future. “FEZANA, the Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America, at its 34th Annual General Meeting announced it has reached its matching fundraising…
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I’m a Zoroastrian, Ask Me Anything! – Spiritual Dialogues event

If you would like to learn more about Zoroastrianism, the Spiritual Dialogues Series is running an event on Saturday 19th June 2021 at 4:30pm PST (US). Please register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkd-qqpzwtHNW3usbrVeq0LcjugLrCQqXK  

ZSBC Gatha Discussion- “ASHA as per the Gathas” on Sunday 20 June 2021

Please join Fariborz Rahnamoon and the ZSBC (Zoroastrian Society of British Columbia) for a seminar titled “Asha as per the Gathas”. Fariborz is a WZO board member as well as a past President of ZSBC, and has spent over 40 years researching Zarathushti religion and history. The discussion is part of a series which provide…

An Urgent Request for Help for Dr Shahin Nouri

Dr. Nouri is a 57-year-old Iranian-American Neurologist in New York who has two rare and aggressive forms of Lymphoma that can only be cured with a stem cell transplant. Unfortunately, a stem cell match has not been found among his relatives. The next step is to find a donor of Persian or related ethnicities (Middle…
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Ervad Soli Pirojsha Dastur’s Funeral Service

WZO is saddened to hear the passing away of Ervad Soli P. Dastur in the early hours of Saturday May 29, 2021. We are grateful for the years of selfless service he has given to the Zoroastrian community worldwide. The following are details for his funeral service. May Ervad Soli’s soul rest in Garothman Behesht…
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Interfaith Forum – World Environment Day

  World Zoroastrian Organization in association with the Zoroastrian Eco Group is proud to host an Interfaith Forum for World Environment Day “Finding a Collaborative Interfaith Project” 5th June 2021 – 11 am London – Online (Zoom) https://zoom.us/j/96899896139?pwd=M0dKck9QODhmaXoxaVZhREZ1TUYzdz09  Meeting ID: 968 9989 6139  | Passcode: interfaith Programme 11.00am  Welcome Darayus Motivala, WZO Committee Member   11:05am …

WZO Shahenshai Muktaad Services 2021

WZO is pleased to announce that once again we will be holding Online Live Muktaad Services conducted by resident priest Er. Fali Madon with the assistance of other local Ervad Saahebs (priests) in the UK. We hope that the prayers will also be open to attendees at World Zoroastrian House, but we will await guidance…

WZO Newsletter Issue 1

Please click on the link below to read Issue 1 of our relaunched Newsletter https://mailchi.mp/7c69b6efb2ce/world-zoroastrian-organisation-newsletter-issue-1

Appeal for financial help from F.S. Parukh Dharamshalla, Mumbai

WZO has received an appeal for financial help from F.S.PARUKH DHARAMSHALLA in Mumbai which we are sharing here for those who wish to also contribute. If you wish join WZO in supporting this worthy appeal, you may donate: online securely by visiting our website on https://www.w-z-o.org/donate, click on the Donate button under the ‘General Fund’ and when…

Appeal for Donation from B.D. Petit Parsee General Hospital, Mumbai

The B.D. Petit Parsee General Hospital in Mumbai has sent an appeal for donation to the WZO which we are sharing to all who may wish to also join us in contributing to help this institution. The Covid-19 pandemic has hit India hard and Parsee General Hospital has been playing its part to assist those…
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Shahpur Framroze Captain – The man who envisaged WZO and put it on the world map

A Tribute to Shahpur Framroze Captain (1st November 1929 – 1st December 2020)   Dear Shahpurji, we will remember you forever Our beloved past – Chairman, Shahpur F Captain passed away peacefully at his home in Wilmington, Kent on Tuesday, 1st December 2020, Mah Tir, Roj Rashne. The Geh Samu (Funeral Prayers) of Shahpurji were held…
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Homage Unto Ahura Mazda by Dasturji Dr Dhalla

WZO is pleased to assist in the UK distribution of a reprinted version of “Homage Unto Ahura Mazda” by Dasturji Dr M.N. Dhalla. Originally printed in 1943, the book is being reprinted and distributed free of charge by Pervin and Firdaus Dastoor to enable more readers to avail of it. Dasturji Dr Maneckji N. Dhalla…