(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?