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Asha Vahishta Seminar/Colloquium II: #3

  • 18 Nov 2017
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Asha Vahishta Seminar/Colloquium II: #3

Preach, Praise, Testify!

Faith and Fellowship Insights from Black History


As aforementioned, we are alternating between Education Insight and Resolution Building sessions, in this our second phase of the Asha Vahishta Seminar Series (AVSS, Phase II).

Our upcoming, and 3rd session will be of the Education Insight category.  This will be an interactive lecture focused on a case study of the development of Black Worship (mostly focused on Christian congregations, although Islam will also be discussed). This should be particularly illuminating due to the many comparative lessons that may be drawn from Black Worship history, for a discussion concerning Zoroastrian diasporic identity. Specifically, insights from Black History in regard to the building and sustaining of strong bodies of faith and fellowship.

This session will highlight one of the most remarkable instances of the transformative capacity of faith and fellowship, ever!  We will seek to understand the processes of the following flowchart:

How an alien faith (Semitic/European Christianity)—Imposed through imperialism—Perpetrated and used as legitimacy for slavery—Could then be transformed—To inspire spiritual recovery and cultural empowerment—Fostering pan-Africanism and Black identity

Our 3rd session, therefore, seeks nothing less than perceiving lessons regarding the transformation of faith and fellowship in order to created Liberation Theology.  Specifically, how to sustain Zoroastrianism as a lived faith guiding contemporary life, rather than a retrograde version of dogma constantly responding to secular existence.  …….Now, Can I Get a Witness?!

The 3rd Session of Phase II is being held at the OZCF:

Title  - Faith and Fellowship Insights from Black History

Date  - November 18, 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.


For those who would like to join in via Skype, please contact Ervad Xerxes Madan at xerxes_madan@hotmail.com


A gentle reminder to participants to bring with them a pen. Paper shall be provided.

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