Religious Role in Encouraging Social Justice and Environmentalism; A Case Study of Canadian Zoroastrians


  • Freedon Kabarji Member at the Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America (FEZANA), Calgary (Canada)


Prophet Zarathustra, Mahsa Amini, Women Life and Freedom, Zoroastrian Association of Quebec, Canadian Human Rights Act, Avesta


Like many other religions across the globe, Zoroastrianism also encourages social justice and environmental protection. However, within the global demographics of Zoroastrian community, Canadian Zoroastrians have been at the forefront of promoting social justice and environmentalism, both in Canada and globally. As a small but highly active community, they have taken on a leadership role in advocating for these causes, drawing on the core values of their ancient religion. Zoroastrianism emphasizes the importance of good thoughts, good words, and good deeds, and this philosophy has been reflected in the community’s commitment to promoting social justice and environmental sustainability. This study investigates that since the settlement of Zoroastrians from Iran and India to Canada, Canadian Zoroastrians have been involved in a range of initiatives aimed at advancing social justice, including advocating for human rights, supporting refugees and newcomers, and working to end poverty and hunger as their religious obligation. They have also been active in promoting environmental sustainability, working to reduce carbon emissions and protect natural resources. Through their involvement in various organizations and initiatives, Canadian Zoroastrians have been able to make a meaningful impact, both locally and globally. Moreover, this study also looks at how Canadian Zoroastrians are demonstrating a deep commitment to social justice and environmentalism, rooted in the core values of their religion. Their efforts have made a significant impact, not only in Canada but across the globe, and serve as an inspiration to others to take action to create a better world for all.


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How to Cite

Freedon Kabarji. (2024). Religious Role in Encouraging Social Justice and Environmentalism; A Case Study of Canadian Zoroastrians. Insights of Mystical, Spiritual and Theological Studies, 3(1), 27–35. Retrieved from