Hope Brings Unity as the Yezidis celebrate their New Year

Yezidis celebrate their New Year in Lalish on April 16, 2014 (Idris Okuducu/AA)

Ignite holy lights in the Ezidi temple of Lalish during New Year ceremony (Emrah Yorulmaz/AA) . By Elias Kasem, Yezidi activist from the U.S.  For the last seven months, as a Yezidi, I have struggled fiercely to bring unity to our Yezidi communities in the US and Canada. My work is far from being over but luckily and most gratefully I am walking this More...

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©Fausto Zonaro - Ottoman soldiers killing Yezidis that complained about the high taxes
By Admin 3 On Saturday, August 16th, 2014
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Why does the killing of Yezidis must be referred to as genocide?

Several times we have been told that we could not refer to the current Iraqi crisis as genocide – despite all the brutality and the number of victims. We all agree that one death is one too many, regardless of More...

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By admin On Sunday, February 16th, 2014
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A Journey into Lalish Temple

Accompanied by Yazidi and Muslim friends who wanted to see Lalesh temple and discover the secret behind its sanctity, we set off from Duhok. Lalesh is a place which many Yazidi from all around the world, and many More...

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By admin On Saturday, February 15th, 2014
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Grant for Ezidi students at the University of Duhok

Around 90 Ezidi students of the University of Duhok have received grants. The Yezidis´ temporal leader Tahsin Beg Mir announced to provide the students support for their studies. ezidiPress, 13.02.147  More...