Return To Roots 2015 Trip Report

From March 10 ‐22nd 2015, fourteen Zoroastrian youth from around the
world made a journey to return, reconnect, and revive their Zoroastrian
roots. This was the second trip run by the Return to Roots program.

rtrreportcoverStarted in 2012 by a small group of passionate volunteers, and supported
by Parzor, the inaugural journey was held in December 2013‐January 2014
to coincide with the World Zoroastrian Congress in Bombay, India.
The success of the trips are apparent not only in the transformational
experiences of the participants but the overwhelming support of the
community. This report will provide the details of that success and the
plans for the program’s growth. We hope that after reading these pages
you will feel as inspired and motivated to act as we have.
Sincerely,
The Zoroastrian

Return To Roots 2015 Report

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.