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July 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Featuring Professor Albert de Jong from Leiden University in the Netherlands, a Professor of Comparative Religion and Religions of Antiquity

The Kamran Seminar focuses on independent scholarship and research related to Zoroastrian history and ideas. The Seminar is inspired by a key premise of the Gathas: everyone has a responsibility to seek the truth, to ask critical questions, and to continuously examine our thoughts, words and deeds in light of fairness and equity, and in light of evidence, discussion and reflection. Ushta, or happiness, results from the continuous exercise of Vohu Manna, the good mind, in pursuit of Asha, the truth.

This focus on the pursuit of truth and the responsibility of each individual for their choices and actions parallels Western liberal philosophy and the evolution of the scientific method. Whether or not the words of Zoroaster were the inspiration for the Enlightenment and liberal thought is difficult to demonstrate, but the embrace of critical thinking in the quest for truth at the heart of the Zoroastrian faith motivates the effort to think forward.

In this spirit, the Kamran Seminar focuses on independent scholarship, research, and critical dialogue regarding Zoroastrian beliefs, history, and culture.

Tickets are FREE, donations to ZAMWI are welcome.


July 20
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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The Kamran Dar-e-Mehr
15316 Barnesville Road
Boyds, MD 20841 United States
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