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  • 22 Sep 2018
  • 12:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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AVI Conference

(updated schedule announcement for Sept 22:  12.30-4pm!)


AVI (ASHA VAHISHTA INITIATIVE) Conference: Sat. Sept. 22, 12:30-4:00pm, at the OZCF Hall


Religion Is Dead! A Conversation with Dr. DiCarlo (a Humanist-Rationalist-Atheist), followed by a panel discussion.


Session 1 (12:45pm-1:45pm): DiCarlo

Humanism and Critical Thinking: Rescuing the World from the Tyranny and Dogma of Religion.

(Institutionalized religion has failed to provide salvation and enlightenment).


Session 2 (2:00pm-4:00pm): Chair, Cyrus Gazdar, Mahiyar Panthaki

On the Wrong Side of History: Self-Inflicted Wounds of Fear and Intransigence.

(Explaining Zoroastrian ‘brain drain’, ‘spirit injury’, and ‘drop-outs’)


Join us for a debate and discussion regarding the failure of religion and its irrelevance in the 21st century.  Do the perspectives of a humanist/atheist hold certain truths that may help us continue to interrogate how faith/fellowship in diaspora?

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