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, D.C. 20007


Your Excellency,

Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America (FEZANA) extends our deepest sympathy to the families of the victims of terrorism in Nice, France.

Another atrocity, this one again in France, tugs at our heartstrings. So many innocent victims, so many of them children, all cut down for a motive that is unknown yet, but no doubt can be characterized right away as warped.

When is it all going to stop? How many times a month must we continue to write sympathy messages? Have we lost valuing human life? What can we do to stop this madness? We absolutely must make sure not to become numb to these tragedies.

On behalf of the Zoroastrian communities in North America, FEZANA expresses its deep sorrow and frustration over this latest callous and cowardly act of destruction of human life. We join the French people in grief and solidarity.

As Zoroastrians, we practice an ancient faith founded on principles of righteousness, beneficence, and mutual respect. As a community and as individuals, our voices are always raised against nihilism and injustice.

Homi D. Gandhi



A similar letter was also sent to

Nicolas Chapuis

Ambassador of France to Canada

Embassy of France, Ottawa

42 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, ON K1M 2C9,


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