2015-05-15

Zoroastrians try to beat extinction + how religious is your suburb?

Read more at: New Zealand Herald


One of the world's oldest religions is facing extinction, and will be fighting for its survival in Auckland. Zoroastrianism, founded about 3500 years ago and considered to be among the world's oldest monotheistic religions, has a tiny number of followers here. But that number is also shrinking, dropping from 1071 in 2006 to just 972 at the last Census. In India, where most Zoroastrians live, the numbers have halved since 1940 to about 61,000.
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