WZO Newsletter Issue 3

Please click HERE to read Issue 3 of our newsletter containing news and information of interest, including an interview with actress Nina Wadia! Link to read newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/340c179ff139/wzo-newsletter-issue-3

United Farvardegan Prayers held 29th August 2021

2021 marks the 34th Anniversary of the “United Farvardegan Prayers”, initiated by the late Noshirwan F. Cowasjee, who steadfastly refused to accept the immorality of dividing families and friends in the act of worship for their dear departed ones. Noshirwan strongly believed in human rights, which encompass the right of worship without fear and intimidation. The Zoroastrian community owes…

Farvardin – progress, learning and gratitude by Dr Karishma Koka

The following article has kindly been written for WZO by Dr Koka to help us understand the application of the concept of Farvandin. Progress, Learning and Gratitude The Fravardigan (the last 10 days of the year) and the first month of the year – Fravardin – highlight the importance of progress and our gratitude to…

Farvardin by Kayomarsh Mehta

The article below explains the concept of Farvardin, the significance of our Fravashi and how it can help each one of us to lead a true Zoroastrian life. It has been written by WZO Board Member Kayomarsh P. Mehta (kayomehta@aol.com) at the Zarathushti Learning Center of North America in Burr Ridge, Illinois, USA. We extend our thanks to him for allowing…

WZO Newsletter Issue 2

Please click the link below to read Issue 2 of the WZO Newsletter. https://mailchi.mp/8944b370c9a2/wzo-newsletter-4954766  

WZO Priestly Services

WZO Priestly Services WZO is pleased to offer the priestly services shown below of their newly appointed, young resident priest, Ervad Fali Madon.  All these services can be performed by Fali alone. However, if any additional priest(s) is/are desired then we will be happy to assist you in sourcing them. Their costs will be a…

Medical financial assistance for Nushafreen Palsetia for treatment of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

WZO has received an appeal for financial assistance to help with the cost of medical treatment for Nushafreen Palsetia. Nushafreen has been undergoing treatment at Sheba Medical Center in Israel for treatment of her Cancer and was getting  better but has unfortunately had a relapse.  She now needs to go thru further treatment for her remission. We…

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…