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Zoroastrianism 101


Maneck Bhujwala, a Zoroastrian priest and Advisor to The Guibord Center, introduces the audience to Zarathushti, the name by which Zoroastrians refer to their religion. One of the oldest religions still practiced today, Zarathushti traces its roots back 4000 years to Persia.

How does an ancient religion fit into modern-day society? And how did followers of Zarathushti keep it alive throughout the millennia of struggles with other emerging religions?

Maneck Bhujwala, born in India, has an MSEE, an MBA, and an MA in interfaith action. Co-founder of Zoroastrian Associations in Southern and Northern California, he represents the Zoroastrian community at interfaith events.

Maneck is a board member of the South Coast Interfaith Council, North American Interfaith Network, and World Zoroastrian Organization. He serves as Co-Chair of the Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America’s Interfaith Activities and Research/Preservation Committee. Previously he was president of the Greater Huntington Beach Interfaith Council and a Stanford University Associated Religions board member.

He writes articles for the news media, speaks at schools and conferences, and serves Parsi and Iranian communities as a volunteer priest.