Dr. Dolly Dastoor Elected Vice-Chair – Parliament Of World Religions

A great moment of pride for the global Zoroastrian community and especially FEZANA, as one of its star proponents – Dr. Dolly Dastur – has been recently elected as the Vice Chair on the Board of Trustees at the ‘Parliament of World Religions’. FEZANA shared the congratulatory message on social media, “Dolly is an active member and contributor to the Zoroastrian community and we are proud to have her represent us in the larger religious community. Congrats Dolly!”

Earlier in 2016, Dr. Dolly Dastur was elected as a Trustee to sit on the Board of the Parliament of World’s Religions, making her the only Zoroastrian on the Board. She was elected for her work in the professional and interfaith field and not necessarily to represent her faith, but more importantly as a global thinker.

Dolly has been a leading light in the Zoroastrian Community in North America and all over the world. As Past President of the Zoroastrian Association of Quebec, and later as the Past-President of FEZANA (Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America) she has been a community leader for decades. She’s also FEZANA’s Chair of the Academic Scholarship Committee and the  Chief Editor of the FEZANA Journal.

In addition to her selfless community services, Dolly is a widely published research clinical psychologist and an authority on psychogeriatrics. She received her doctorate from Concordia University. Before coming to Canada, she was a Senior Research Fellow in Psychiatry and coordinator of the World Health Organization (WHO) Project on Schizophrenia, at the University of Ibadan. She’s also made a mark in a number of women’s organizations, especially ZONTA International.

The Parliament of World’s Religions seeks to promote interreligious harmony – championing an approach which respects, and is enriched by, the particularities of each tradition which houses resources (philosophical, theological and spiritual teachings and perspectives) that enable entering into respectful, appreciative and cooperative relationships with persons and communities of other traditions.

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