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Happy Shehenshahi New Year 2017 Saal 1387 Y.Z.

On behalf of FEZANA, its Executive, and Zarathushtis in North America, we wish you and your families, loved ones and friends a very happy, healthy, peaceful and prosperous Shehenshai Parsi New Year 1387 Y.Z.

May the coming year be a continuation of our collective efforts in nurturing and growing our communities and our faith and making a positive difference in our neighborhoods, cities and nations we live in, and call home.

We take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributes their time, effort and money to make the Zarathushti presence in North America, stellar. May we all continue on the path of Asha…..Truth, Righteousness and in sync with the Divine Order.

On behalf of the FEZANA Executive

Homi D. Gandhi
President, FEZANA

 

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Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation

On behalf of our entire FEZANA community and Zarathushtis throughout North America, we take a moment to salute and honor and recognize our five member associations and two corresponding groups thriving today in Canada. We join the world in recognizing, honoring and wishing all Canadians a very Happy 150th Birthday! Homi Gandhi President   Continue Reading

Prof. Kaikhosrov Irani passes away

Zoroastrian Association of Greater New York (ZAGNY) announces with great sorrow that our beloved Prof. Kaikhosrov Irani (KD and Keku to his associates and close friends) passed away on June 29, 2017 at the age of 95. Condolences may be sent to his niece Zarine Weil, zbweil@comcast.com and Zarine’s son Darius Weil, darius.weil@gmail.com. At Prof.… Continue Reading

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FEZANA’s 30th Annual General Meeting: A Report

FEZANA just concluded its 30th annual general meeting (AGM), hosted by the Zoroastrian Association of Houston (ZAH). Homi D. Gandhi, President of FEZANA, inaugurated the AGM on April 28th, 2017 and welcomed all member associations, past presidents, committee chairs, and Zarathushtis attending in the audience. The meeting was attended by all five of the current… Continue Reading

Zerbanoo Gifford: An Uncensored Life, USA Book Tour

RENOWNED WRITER, HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGNER ZERBANOO GIFFORD TO VISIT FEZANA MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS AS PART OF INTERNATIONAL BOOK TOUR PROMOTING HER GROUND BREAKING BIOGRAPHY, AN UNCENSORED LIFE Alongside author Farida Master, Gifford will visit Zoroastrian community centers in Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and New York FEZANA the Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North… Continue Reading

FEZANA Unveils New Logo in Celebration of its 30-Year Anniversary

Winning design by Vancouver-based graphic artist, Zara Contractor, selected for accentuating elements of air, earth, fire and water and strong Zoroastrian identity. Burr Ridge, Illinois, May 1, 2017– FEZANA (www.fezana.org), the Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America, today unveiled a new logo to commemorate its 30-year anniversary. The winning logo, designed by graphic artist,… Continue Reading

FEZANA Scholarships Application Cycle 2017 Opens

FEZANA is happy to announce that the application cycle for the FEZANA scholarships for 2017 is open. FEZANA Offers the following Scholarships ACADEMIC Scholarships Mehraban and Morvorid Kheradi Endowment Scholarship for Academic Excellence: The FEZANA  Scholar FEZANA 25th Anniversary Endowment  Scholarship For Academic Excellence Morvarid Guiv Endowment Scholarships Purvez and Aban  Rustomji Endowment Scholarship Banoobai… Continue Reading

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The Power of Finding Your Voice : Parisa Khosravi

Parisa Khosravi was one of the leading international journalists at CNN where she spent many years bringing news from all over the world. She has been one of the pioneering Zarathushtis in North America in the field of TV journalism. Ms. Khosravi served as the Senior Vice President of Global Relations for CNN Worldwide and… Continue Reading

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Celebrating Navroz with our Neighbors and Friends

As FEZANA enters its 30th anniversary, and migrants grow roots in the North American continent and establish a unique new identity for themselves in our new western Zarathushti diaspora, traditions are forming. Harkening back to our countries of origin, to celebrate the New Year and the coming of Spring on March 21st (Jamshedi Navroz) we… Continue Reading

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Needs Assessment for Zarathushti Seniors in North America

FEZANA recently conducted a Needs Assessment for Zarathushti seniors in North America. Topics included health, emotional and social well being, financial and functional aspects such as transportation and technology use. Seniors (including individuals over 55+) were solicited to understand their preferences regarding retirement residences and more. The research highlighted best practices from a number of… Continue Reading

FEZANA 29th AGM Successfully Ends in Novi, Michigan

The 29th Annual General Meeting of the Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America was held over Friday 29th April to Sunday May 01, 2016. The AGM was hosted by the Zoroastrian Association of Michigan and held at the Holiday Inn Farmington Hills in Novi, Michigan. Nearly 100 delegates representing the various FEZANA Member Associations,… Continue Reading

White House Honours Kayhan Irani as Champion of Change

A truly proud achievement by an amazingly talented artist, writer and theater personality Kayhan Irani She has been selected as one of the 10 Champions of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art & Storytelling and will be going to the White House !!! Kayhan Irani is also a FEZANA Award winner having won… Continue Reading

Chaiye Hame Zarthoshti: English Version by ZAOM Kids

At the 29th Annual General Meeting of FEZANA, the hosts Zoroastrian Association of Michigan hosted a Gala Event. The performance by the kids of ZAOM was part of the entertainment segment. A completely new English version of Chaiye Hame Zarthoshti, the classic Zoroastrian song. If you would like to know more about the origins of… Continue Reading

Academic Scholarship Applications for 2016-2017 are now open

Applications are invited for the following FEZANA ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS (in alphabetical order) BANOOBAI AND MANECKSHAW KAPADIA ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP DOWLET MINOCHER VESUNA / WZO Canada  Endowed Scholarship for academic excellence and proven financial need to an undergraduate student. FEZANA 25th ANNIVERSARY ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP FEZANA ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE STUDIES (SIX SCHOLARSHIPS) MEHRABAN AND MORVORID… Continue Reading

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FEZANA Condems Attacks in Brussels, Belgium

The Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America condemns the latest act of mass murder committed for murky political reasons, though no reason can justify such cruel acts. Again, innocent people were targeted at random, this time in Brussels, Belgium. The outrage there, it must be noted, has come quickly on the heels of similar… Continue Reading

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FEZANA represents a diverse and growing Zarathushti community in North America.

Guided by the blessings of AHURA MAZDA and the teachings of our Prophet Zarathushtra; the Federation was founded in 1987 It serves as the coordinating body for 26 Zoroastrian Associations and 14 Corresponding Groups in the United States and Canada.

The activities of FEZANA are conducted in a spirit of mutual respect, co-operation and unity amongst all Member associations, and with due regard for the principles of GOODNESS, TRUTH, REASON, BENEVOLENCE, IMPLICIT TRUST and CHARITY towards all Mankind.

:+: Baname Khoda Kshnothro Ahura Mazda