Asha Vahishta Initiative (AVI) Conference
Join us for the 3rd and final part of our theme “Transformative Education Requires Transformed Leadership!”
Dr. Louchakova-Schwartz will continue speaking to us about the emotional and mental stresses felt by immigrant and diasporic communities, due to their spiritual displacement within an urban 21st multicultural relocation.
And then, the AVI Conference chair holds an open forum discussion with OZCF President, Neville Patrawala, and Cyrus Gazdar, along with anjuman participants regarding the future of the AVI. The context of the discussion will revolve around the current state of faith/fellowship in diaspora, the fate and future of Zoroastrianism
Session 1 (1:30pm-2:30pm): Louchakova-Schwartz
Spiritual Displacement and Immigration Stress.
(How alienation manifests within multicultural secular diasporic communities).
Session 2 (3:00pm-4:00pm): Chair, Gazdar, OZCF President and Board
What Happened, What Next? Zoroastrianism Once Engaged the World, But Now is Sequestered. Is there a future for the AVI in the Hearts/Minds of the Diaspora?.
(Assessing the cause and consequences of irrelevant faith in a cosmopolitan world).