Yezidis have lived in Iraq’s Sinjar region and Nineveh plains for centuries. But after recent attacks by the Islamic State, most are so scared of returning to their homes that they never want to go back.
Celebrating a Year and Half of Empowering the Community
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.