An endangered species that is dying out this Century

Why the Parsee community is dying this Century – by the Guardian’s Foreign Correspondent in central and Eastern Europe, Shaun Walker, whose mother was a Parsee who married outside of the Zoroastrian faith

The Last of the Zoroastrians is a personal view of Shaun Walker published in the Guardian on Thursday 6 August 2020

This is fascinating – and sad – article. I was lucky to have married a fellow Zoroastrian I met when I joined the BBC and our wedding photo appeared in the Millennium Dome (yes, it was that long ago!). But that was fate, not by some social engineering that elderly Parsees appear to think is the answer to preserving our faith and culture of about 70,000 adherents left in the world.

Well done to Shaun for lifting the lid on our small and dwindling community.

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