RELIGION IN THE NEWS: ZOROASTRIANISM


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Parsi News:  A global Parsi portal.

  Giulia Bertoluzzi, "The Zoroastrian Priestesses Of Iran," Middle East Eye, January 29, 2019.

  Joobin Bekhrad, "The Obscure Religion That Shaped The World," BBC Culture, April 6, 2017.


News Archive

  Pardis Mahdavi, "The Story Of The Iranian New Year, Nowruz, And Why Its Themes Of Renewal And Healing Matter," Conversation, March 17, 2021.

  Kourosh Ziabari, "Zoroastrians: Iran's Forgotten Minority," Asia Times, October 17, 2020.

  Shaun Walker, "The Last Of The Zoroastrians," Guardian, August 6, 2020.

"Iraqi Kurds Turn To Zoroastrianism As Faith, Identity Entwine," France 24, October 23, 2019.

  "Parsi Cafes, A Centuries-Old Tradition In India, Are Vanishing," Weekend Edition Sunday, NPR, June 2, 2019.

  Vasuda Narayan, "Freddie Mercury's Family Faith: The Ancient Religion Of Zoroastrianism," The Conversation, PRI, November 9, 2018.

  C. Barnett, "How Queen Front Man Freddie Mercury's Zoroastrian Faith Shaped His Music," World Religion News, July 17, 2018.

  Siobhan Hegarty, "On-Line Dating Is Saving The Ancient Zoroastrian Religion," Spirit Of Things, ABC, March 10, 2018.

  Derek Welch, "We Might Be Destroying This Religious Practice," World Religion News, September 8, 2017.

  Murali Krishnan, "India's Zoroastrians Fighting For Survival," DW, July 26, 2017.

  Bhavya Dore, "Glimmer Of Hope At Last For India's Vanishing Parsis," BBC News, July 21, 2017.

  Parinaz Madan and Dinyar Patel, "How Food Inspires Names Of India's Parsis," BBC News, December 25, 2016.

Alison Lesley, "Reluctance To Intermarry Puts Zoroastrians On The Brink Of Extinction," World Religion News, April 4, 2016.

  Changiz M. Varzi, "Zoroastrian Village Comes To Life For Ancient Winter Festival," Middle East Eye, February 5, 2016.

  Bachi Karkaria, "Why Is India's Wealthy Parsi Community Vanishing?," BBC News, January 9, 2016.

  Baba Umar, "Without Vultures, Fate Of Parsi 'Sky Burials' Uncertain," Al Jazeera, April 7, 2015.

  Soutik Biswas, "Parsi Matrimonial Courts: India's Only Surviving Jury Trials," BBC News, September 24, 2015.

  Linda Pressly, "How India Makes Parsi Babies," BBC Newsmagazine, July 15, 2015.

  Bachi Karkaria, "Mumbai's Endangered Parsis Fight To Preserve The City's Greenest Space," Guardian, June 29, 2015.

  Nicholas Keung, "Zoroastrians' Passing Of Priesthood -- And Traditions," Toronto Star, June 19, 2015.

  Bachi Karkaria, "Death In The City: How A Lack Of Vultures Theatens Mumbai 'Towers Of Silence,'" Guardian, January 26, 2015.

  Ariane Sherine, "Zoroastrianism Needs To Adapt Its Archaic Laws -- Or Die," Guardian, December 8, 2013.

  "In Pictures: India's Parsis," BBC News, March 17, 2013.

Ali Akbar Dareini, "Iran's Zoroastrian Minority, Some Muslims Celebrate Ancient Feast Of 'Creation Of Fire,'" Huffington Post, January 30, 2013.

  Gardiner Harris, "Mumbai Journal: Giving New Life To Vultures To Restore A Human Ritual Of Death," New York Times, November 29, 2012.

  Sasha Van Ordershausen, "Frowned Upon In Homeland, Iranians Celebrate Ancient Holiday At La Plaza Cultural," Local East Village, March 16, 2012.

  "Falling Indian Minority Hopes Romance Can Stop Decline," BBC News, September 7, 2010.

John Palmer, "Zoroaster -- Forgotten Prophet Of The One God," Guardian, July 13, 2010.

"Iranian New Year In Scotland," BBC Glasgow And West Scotland, March 26, 2010.

  Samuel G. Freedman, "Matters Of Heart And Faith Guide A Zoroastrian Matchmaker," New York Times, February 6, 2009.

  Nauzer Bharucha, "Persian King A Barbarian: Parsis Are Not Amused," Times Of India, March 18, 2007.

  Monica Chadha, "Parsis Split Over Disposal Of Dead," BBC News, October 30, 2006.

  Robert Tait, "Ancient Religions Clash In Modern Iran," Guardian, October 4, 2006.

"CCMB To Breed Vultures For Parsis," Times Of India, September 16, 2006.

  Laurie Goodstein, "Zoroastrians Keep The Faith, And Keep Dwindling," New York Times, September 6, 2006.

John R. Hinnells, "Mary Boyce: Soas Professor Whose Zoroastrian Studies Were Based On Practice In Remote Central Iran," Guardian, April 11, 2006.

Randeep Ramesh, "Parsi Tradition Dying Out From Lack Of Vultures," Guardian, October 6, 2005.

  Zubair Ahmed, "Zoroastrians Search For Their Roots," BBC News, July 19, 2005.

"Parsis Flight From Vultures To Sun," Times Of India, June 17, 2005.

"Conversions By Diaspora Split Parsis," Times Of India, February 24, 2005.

Angel Hill, "Zoroastrians Remain Shrouded In Mystery," Oakland Tribune, December 27, 2004.

Don Lattin, "Followers Of Zoroaster Share Faith Of 3 Wise Men," San Francisco Chronicle, December 25, 2004.

"Ghosts Heal The Sick At Sacred Iranian Shrine," ABC News, July 12, 2004.

  "Zoroastrians Make Iranian Pilgrimage," BBC News, June 17, 2004.

"Dwindling Numbers Worry Parsis," Times Of India, December 29, 2003.

  Monica Chadha, "Parsis Split Over Marriage Rule," BBC News, April 21, 2003.

"Historic Find Helps Save Parsi Culture," BBC News, April 18, 2003.

Nazil Fathi, "Iranians Welcome Winter With A Ritual From Ancient Persia," New York Times, December 23, 2001.

"Parsis Face Problem Of Continuity," Times Of India, August 8, 2001.

  "Parsis Turn To Solar Power," BBC News, July 18, 2001.

"Iranians Celebrate Festival Of Fire," BBC News, March 14, 2001.

  "India's Parsis Ponder Future," BBC News, January 11, 2001.

Gustav Niebuhr, "As Zoroastrians Enter A New Era, Assimilation Becomes A Concern," New York Times, January 1, 2001.

"Adherents Of Zoroastrianism," New York Times, August 3, 1903.

"In Pictures: Zoroastrianism In Iran," BBC News.


 

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