The FEZANA Journal

FEZANA Journal

FEZANA JOURNAL is the official publication for FEZANA.

FEZANA JOURNAL is published four times a year, for the purpose of disseminating news and views, as well as educational and inspirational articles about the Zarathushti religion, culture and practices as they pertain to Zarathushtis in North America. The views expressed in the Journal are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of FEZANA or FEZANA Journal.

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FEZANA JOURNAL encourages its readers to submit relevant information, news and views for publication. Articles in the Journal are intended for the general reader, and should not be highly technical in content.All unsolicited submissions should be limited to 600 words. Articles or letters that attempt to conduct ongoing public dialogue with other letter-writers, revile any religious doctrines or practices, or attack or slander individuals will be rejected. All submissions must have the author’s name and address. Anonymous letters will not be published.The editors of FEZANA Journal reserve the right to accept or reject articles, letters, announcements and advertisements, hold them for future use, and edit them for clarity or to meet space constraints. The editors further reserve the right to publish any materials sent to them, materials published elsewhere, or materials posted on the Internet, with due acknowledgment, unless specifically requested otherwise.The FEZANA Journal Editorial Team

Editor-In-Chief: Dolly Dastoor, Ph.D
Consulting Editor Lylah Alphonse
Graphics and Layout Shahrokh Khanizadeh, Ph.D
Cover Design Feroza Fitch
Technical Assistant Coomi Gazdar
Publications Chair Behram Pastakia
Columnists Behram Panthaki

Behram Pastakia

Hoshang Shroff

Maharukh Motafram

Shazneen Rabadi Gandhi

Teenaz Javat

Copy Editors Vahishta Canteenwalla

Yasmin Pavri

Language Editor Doug Lange
Subscription Managers Kershaw Khumbatta

Arnavaz Sethna

Marketing Manager Nawaz Merchant

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