Mission: to preserve the Yezidi faith and empower the Yezidi people all around the world through selfless service.

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Mission: to preserve the Yezidi faith and empower the Yezidi people around the world through selfless service

Meeting with the Hindu spiritual leader Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati
At Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati Ashram
Raising Awareness at JNU in India
Raising Awareness at JNU in India
Raising Awareness with CNN
Talking to media, ABP News, about the Yezidi crisis
passing baby formula to Diplaced Yezidis with the Humanity Group in Iraq
Meeting with Baba Shek, the Yezidi Senior Clergyman In Iraq
Discussing Yezidi Plight with Indian Hindu swami and yog-rishi; Baba Ramdevji
Discussing Yezidi Plight with Indian Hindu swami and yog-rishi; Baba Ramdevji
Accompanying the Hindu Spiritual Leader Sri Sri Ravi Shanker to Iraq
Discussing writing a book on Yezidis with ICCS staff
Visiting Yezidis camps in Khanke Iraq to assess the situation
visiting camps and assessing the conditions
Visiting families living inside unfinished buildings
Memorial Service for those who had passed away
Interview with the New York Times
Discussing the Genocidal Attacks by ISIS In Tel Aviv
Interview with Los Angeles Times
Meeting with Man. Ashok Singhal (VHP Founder)
Meeting Dr Lokesh Chandra, president of Indian Council for Cultural Relations
Meeting with Sri Sri Ravi Shanker in India
Meeting with the Minister of Petrolium and Natural Gas of India Mr. Shri Dharmendra Pradhan
Interview with media station from Columbia
Keynote Speakers at 5th International Conference and Gathering of Elders In India
Raising Awareness through Social Media
Raising Awareness Through Social Media
Raising awareness wearing white
Keynote Speakers at 5th International Conference and Gathering of Elders In India
Keynote Speakers at 5th International Conference and Gathering of Elders
Meeting Governor of Bangalore, India
Meeting with Mohan Bhagwat, the head of the largest Organization in the world RSS
Awaiting a Meeting with Obama Administration National Security
Meeting with Sri Sri Ravi Shanker in Chicago
Raising Awareness with Fox News
Rally to Raise Awareness in Lincoln Nebraska
Rally to Raise Awareness in Lincoln Nebraska
Meeting with Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard
Rally to Raise Awareness in Lincoln Nebraska
Talking to Displaced Yezidis in Lalish
Yezidis meeting other ancient cultures
Yezidis meeting other ancient cultures
Meeting with United Nations Representative
Meeting with HSS staff
Second Rally Held in Nebraska
Holding a google hangout with Sri Sri and Yezidi community in Nebraska
Meeting in First Plymouth Church to raise awareness
Meeting with Canada's Minister of National Defense
Meeting with the Yoga teacher in Chicago
Holding a Rally in Washington
Meeting with Seshadri Chari Spokesperson for BJP
Interviewing with CNN-IBN In Delhi
Meeting with Sushma Swaraj, India's Prime Minister of External Affairs.
Assessing the situation of displaced Yezidis in Iraq
Yezidis International (YI)

Yezidis International is a 501 (c) 3 organization headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska that is dedicated to educating the public on who Yezidis are, the crisis they are facing, and implement different projects to preserve the Yezidi faith/culture and at the same time empower the community worldwide through selfless work.

Call to Action: support us on empowering Yezidi students studying in India. Let’s empower a community that is in the process of recovering from a genocide.

 

 

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YI Preserving the Yezidi Heritage

Yezidi December Fasting Focused on Community

As many Americans complete their Thanksgiving feasts and look forward to the celebration of Christmas, Kwanza or Hannukah, Yezidi Americans, prepare for their most important time of fasting. The Rojit Ezi or the Fast Of Ezi is a three day observance of fasting and time spent with family and making offerings to charity and those less fortunate.

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Yezidi elder Sun Worship

Raising Awareness

YI Empowering Community Members in USA

Shireen Ibrahim thumbs through the photos on her cellphone until the dark eyes and furrowed brow of the man who sold her into slavery stare back.

She looks away as she pushes the phone across the table, retreating inward from the harrowing memories Abu Ali can conjure.

“I never want to see his face,” she says, her voice rising in pitch, “but I keep it so I can show it to others.”

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Shireen Attending Literacy Program Directed by Yezidis International

Shireen Attending Literacy Program Directed by Yezidis International

Celebrating a Year and Half of Empowering the Community

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Celebrating a Year and Half of Empowering the Community

Before the dance performance

Grandma Project and Dance Away class members with teachers & mentors (May 2017)

The organization Yezidis International seeks to empower the Yezidi community in Lincoln and to help its members preserve their faith and identity. In 2016 a partnership was established between St. Matthew’s and Yezidis International. The partnership has created four projects so far, supported by a grant from the Diocese of Nebraska.

Dance Away students performing at St. Matthew's Music Festival

Dance Away students performing at St. Matthew’s Music Festival