Keeping Zoroastrianism alive after 3,000 years: BBC Report

On the occassion of the Parsi New Year, the BBC ran a special telecast of the Navroze ceremonies from the STFE headquarters in London.

They also ran a short segment about Zoroastrianism

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Robert Pigott of BBC reports…

Followers of one of the world’s oldest religions have been celebrating their holiest day of the year, with a nervous eye on their dwindling numbers.

Zoroastrianism was founded around 3,000 years ago in Persia – now known as Iran.

But from a population of millions, the church now has around 200,000 members.

Robert Pigott reports.

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Return to Roots is a youth-initiated program designed to strengthen community identity amongst Zoroastrian youth the world over.

The idea of a Zoroastrian Return to Roots Program was born out of the increasing disconnect between those Zoroastrians in the diaspora with their ancestral communities in Iran and India. It is a unique means of fostering community links and identity by taking small groups of youth on trips to explore their religious, social and cultural heritage.