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FEZANA’s Statement on Religious Persecution

The Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America (FEZANA), as a steward of North American Zoroastrians, believes that any ban based on race, religion, or persecuted religious minorities trying to escape tyranny and oppression, hurts all communities. Zoroastrians know firsthand what it is like to escape persecution and seek a better life, and we stand in solidarity against discrimination in all its forms.

Zoroastrians, also known as Zarathushtis, have long-served as effective bridge builders in interfaith dialogue. The Zoroastrian religion is steeped in traditions of truth, righteousness, charity, beneficence and respect for creation reflected in the traditions of religions from both the occident and the orient. North America’s Zoroastrian community includes those who arrived from the Indian subcontinent, known as Parsis, and those who came directly from Iran seeking religious freedom.

Hamazor Hama Asho-Bed!

(May we all be united in strength and righteousness)

Homi D. Gandhi

President, Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America

Honorary President, Religions for Peace International

 

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Ervad Dr. Jehan Bagli Bestowed with FEZANA Lifetime Achievement Award

FEZANA’s highest award is The Lifetime Achievement Award which recognizes a highly-respected North American Zarathushti, who through his/her personal achievements and meritorious service has brought recognition to the Zarathushti community worldwide. On the occasion of the 30th Anniversary Celebration, FEZANA is honored to announce that Ervad Dr. Jehan Bagli has been awarded this Lifetime Achievement… Continue Reading

FEZANA’s Statement on the US Presidential Elections 2016

On Tuesday, November 8th, Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States of America. The reverberations both within the United States, Canada and globally have led to everything from demonstrations to a sense of urgency among many nations to understand how Mr. Trump’s administration will affect them. FEZANA, which represents the collective… Continue Reading

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FEZANA To Inaugurate Year Long 30th Anniversary Celebrations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEDERATION OF ZOROASTRIAN ASSOCIATIONS OF NORTH AMERICA (FEZANA) TO INAUGURATE YEARLONG 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS, NOV. 5, IN CHICAGO The event will spotlight the contributions of FEZANA, feature a musical skit about the founding of FEZANA, traditional wedding-style dinner, and a special after-dinner Magic and Mind Reading performance. Burr Ridge, Ill., Nov. 3,… Continue Reading

FEZANA Condemns Attacks in Nice, France

In the aftermath of the senseless attack and loss of life in Nice, France, FEZANA wrote to the French Ambassadors in Washington D.C. and Ottawa expressing our condolences and solidarity. Friday July 15, 2016 Gérard Araud Ambassador of France to the United States Embassy of France in the United States 4101 Reservoir Road, NW Washington,… Continue Reading

FEZANA Stands in Solidarity With Dallas

To Jamshed Jamadar President Zoroastrian Association of Northern Texas   Dear Jamshed and the ZANT Board First reports are that no member of the Dallas area Zoroastrian community was touched by the violence overnight. That is a relief to know, though tragically the lives of many law enforcement officers were lost and the lives of… Continue Reading

OPENING CEREMONIES FOR 15th ZOROASTRIAN GAMES SET FOR 8:30 A.M., FRIDAY, JULY 1, AT ELMHURST COLLEGE

OPENING CEREMONIES FOR 15th ZOROASTRIAN GAMES SET FOR 8:30 A.M., FRIDAY, JULY 1, AT ELMHURST COLLEGE A biennial tradition now in its 28th year, the 15th Zoroastrian Games will attract more than 300 athletes, fans, supporters and organizers; and features competitive tournament brackets in basketball, volleyball, swimming, track, tennis, and table tennis. Elmhurst, IL, June… Continue Reading

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 association was founded in 1987 It serves as the coordinating body for 27 Zoroastrian Associations 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