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Dating to Save Your Tiny Religion From Extinction

posted on March 28, 2016

Menachem Wecker at The Atlantic reports on dating and marriage within the Zoroastrian community. Interfaith marriage is discouraged, and women marrying outside the faith often face exclusion from the community. “The only way this community will survive is through the personal decisions of each individual Zoroastrian,” said Dinyar Patel, a Zoroastrian and an assistant professor of history at the University of South Carolina. “While change is inevitable and the community needs to a bit more pragmatic on the issue of intermarriage, I still strongly believe that marrying within the community is the best possible safeguard for ensuring that we don’t get relegated to the history books in the next few generations.”

Read at The Atlantic