The XVII North American Zoroastrian Congress was held in Los Angeles in December 2014. The Congress presented it’s approximately 800 delegates with a wide variety of sessions aimed at starting a conversation among Zoroastrians in North America about the issues that matter to them.
With the consent of our speakers, we are pleased to share with you videos of many sessions presented during this tremendous three day celebration of Zoroastrian religion, culture and history.
Video Recordings: Day 1
Follow Your Dreams and Passions
Generational Perspectives on Issues of the Day
Moderator: Farzin Avari
Panelists: Autusa Behroozi, Homi Gandhi, Poruz Khambatta, Jamshed Rivetna, and Nazneen Shroff
Venture Philanthropy: An Investment Approach for Public Benefit
Zoroastrianism and the Next Generation
Across the Arabian Sea. . . .
But for the Faith and Unity
Mobed Parvez M. Bajan
Shahnameh: Myth or Fact?
The UNESCO-PARZOR Project
The State of the Online Zarathushti
Arzan Sam Wadia
Teaching Zoroastrianism Workshop: Teaching the 21st Century Learner - New Curricula, New Techniques
Zoroastrianism 101: At Least 20 Basic Things We SHOULD Know, But May Not...
Mobed Fariborz Shahzadi
An Evening in Persia
(Entertainment Program featuring Women of Persia and In Concert with Mima Goodarz)
Video Recordings: Day 2
The World Zoroastrian Organization: My Journey with Them
Darayus S. Motivala
History of Zoroastrians through Political Analysis and Historical Letters
Zarathushtis: Days of Future Past
Ardeshir Behi and Rastin Mehri
Khorshed Jungalwala Memorial Lecture
Living the Good Religion among Others: Cosmopolitan Zoroastrian Thought from the Middle Ages to Modernity
Yin and Yang of Zoroastrian Thought
Moderator: Khushroo Lakdawala
Panelists: Ardeshir Anoshiravani, Behram Deboo, Kaemerz Dotiwala, Farhad Sidhwa
Navigating Zoroastrian Parenthood - Raising Children in North America
Moderator: Trity Pourbahrami
Panelists: Natalie Gandhi, Fereshteh Mazdyasni and Shahram Sohrab
How to Create Wealth for Yourself
Moderator: Kavasji Dadachanji
Panelists: Tehemtan Arjani, Alayar Dabestani, Arda-e-viraf Minocherhomjee
The Achievements and Challenges of Young Mobeds in North America
Houtoxi F. Contractor and Ervad Soli P. Dastur.
Panelists: Ervad Bahrom Firozgary, Ervad Zerkxis Bhandara, Ervad Burzin Balsara, Ervad Rayomand Ravji, Ervad Rayomand Katrak
Interfaith: Our Presence on the World Stage
Mobedyar Maneck Bhujwala
Significance of the Jashan Ceremony
Mobed Zarrir Bhandara
Healthy Vegetarian Living
Young Adults Session:
Break Ya Ice!
World Zoroastrian Symphony Orchestra
Majah Masti, Maxiumum Mischief!
Video Recordings: Day 3
The Gathas: A Beacon in the 21st Century
Wisdom from the Ancients in the Age of the Moderns
Zarathushtra's Vision of Environmental Preservation and its Relevance Today: Earth, Water, Fire and Wind
Zoroastrians Following a Non-Traditional Career Path
Moderator: Samanaz Kapadia
Panelists: Kuma Deboo and Neda Iranpour
A Story from Shahnameh, The Persian Book of Kings
Afshin Sepehri and Nusha Sepehri
Global Community Connect.....The Internet Way
Using Archaeology and Linguistics to Determine the Time and Location of the Prophet Zarathushtra
Young Adults Session: Reflections: If I Only Knew...
FEZANA: The Way Forward… Nurturing Zoroastrianism in North America
Katayun Kapadia, FEZANA President
Retrospective of the Congress Proceedings Navroz Gandhi
New Zealand Youth Congress 2015 Presentation Malcolm Bhot
Return To Roots
Diana Vania and Arzan Sam Wadia
Closing Ceremony & Passing the Torch to the XVIII NAZC