Asha Vahishta Seminar Series: #2
I’m Zarthoshti, Who am I?
Building upon the 1st Seminar (What is Faith and Fellowship?), we will begin to interrogate identity during the 2nd Seminar (I’m Zarthoshti, Who am I?).
Having discussed the relationship between faith and fellowship, toward the functioning of a vibrant and inclusive religious community; we shall now proceed to distinguish what a Zoroastrian identity entails.
Look forward to debating the elements of identity, both as a projection of personal faith, and as a member of a faith based community. How are the two related? And what are the requirements of this relationship?
A key facet of this seminar is to comprehend that identity is not singular, but plural. We all have multiple identities.
The question is how many of these identities contribute to being a Zoroastrian, and are there conflicts of identity?
Definition can be both liberating (knowing what something is, knowing who someone is), as well as restrictive and exclusionary (eliminating things and/or people). It is therefore extremely important to have a clear vision of Zoroastrian identity, and how this identity relates to oneself, other faith based members, and non-Zoroastrians.
Having interrogated “Faith” and “Fellowship” in the first seminar, we now use these vantage points to qualify “Zoroastrian” and “Zoroastrianism”.
The 2nd Seminar is being held at the OZCF:
Title - I’m Zarthoshti, Who am I?
Date - January 14, 2017
Time - 1:00 pm onwards for 2-3 hours. Refreshments provided
If you plan to attend please contact Ervad Nozer Kotwal at (905) 820-0461.