Author Archives : Angus Girling

Marking the centenary of the death of Dr Dadabhai Naoroji

The 22nd of March 2018 was a momentous occasion for the Zoroastrian all-party parliamentary group. At 16:00 Zoroastrians gathered in the House of Lords Committee Room 5 for the centenary commemoration of the death of Dr Dadabhai Naoroji, the first Zoroastrian/Indian to be elected into British parliament (1892). The meeting was hosted and presided over […]

Marking the Contribution of British Indians to UK Parliament and Lord Bilimoria’s 10 Year Anniversary

                  On the 2nd November, the Zoroastrian All-Party Parliamentary Group hosted an iconic event to mark the contribution of British Indians to UK Parliament, on the eve of Lord Karan Bilimoria’s 10 year anniversary of being appointed a Peer in the House of Lords. The event was […]



Faith-based Ethics in Business – The Cadbury and the Tata way.

On the 25 April, we hosted the first All-Party Parliamentary Group meeting of the year. We were privileged to have  David Landsman OBE, Head of Tata in the UK, and Sir Dominic Cadbury, Former Chairman of  Cadbury Schweppes, give their thoughts on faith-based ethics in business. David Landsman discussed the influence of Zoroastrianism on Jamsetji Tata […]

Celebrating Cyrus the Great at Westminster

On the 26th of October, the Zoroastrian APPG celebrated Cyrus the Great Day at Westminster. The celebrations marked the day Cyrus, who is world renowned for establishing the first charter of human rights – Cyrus Cylinder, entered Babylon. The event was attended by a number of influential Parliamentarians who listened to leading academics give their thoughts […]

Zoroastrian APPG Cyrus the Great Day Celebrations

The Zoroastrian APPG held their Cyrus the Great Day celebration in Parliament on Monday 26th October.   The event centred on Cyrus the Great Day, the day when Cyrus entered Babylon, while also focusing on the similarities between Cyrus’ achievements, such as his Cylinder, and the Magna Carta – which celebrates its 800th anniversary this year.   Dr Rashna Writer, […]

Zoroastrian APPG AGM 2015

Wednesday 17th June saw the Zoroastrian APPG’s first annual general meeting (AGM) of the new Parliament.  The AGM was held at Committee Room 8 in the House of Lords and was well attended, with a number of prominent members of the Parsi community present.   The meeting determined the Zoroastrian APPG agenda for the next year […]