Timeline of Zoroastrianism in Greater Boston by xdr11625

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									                    Timeline of Zoroastrianism in Greater Boston

1950s The first Zoroastrian came to Boston as a student.

1970s A few Zoroastrian families in Greater Boston begin to gather regularly to
      celebrate holidays.

       Two Zoroastrian scholars at Harvard University, Dr. Dastur Kotwal and
       Dr. Khojeste Mistree, play a critical role in inspiring Zoroastrian families to
       formally organize themselves as a community.

1983   Members of this Zoroastrian community draft and sign their constitution.

1984   The Zoroastrian Association of the Greater Boston Area (ZAGBA) is formally
       recognized by the State of Massachusetts. “ZAGBA's mission is to conduct
       religious, cultural, educational, and social activities to preserve and perpetuate the
       ideals of the Zarathushti (also known as Zoroastrian) faith.”

1990s The Zoroastrian Students of Boston (ZSB) group begins holding monthly
      meetings of the Gatha Study Group on the Harvard campus. A Zoroastrian
      chaplain begins serving both Harvard University and MIT.

2009   ZAGBA celebrates its 25th anniversary: once just a few families, there are now
       more than 150 affiliated families across New England.

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