International Conference of the Êzīdi/Yazi in Berlin
Berlin. In April there could be a historic moment in Berlin. For the first time Êzîdi could come together from almost all countries of origin and social strata to discuss current problems and the future of Êzîdis. Politicians of different parties and currents, journalists, intellectuals, dignitaries, activists as well as lawyers are to formulate not only the demands of the Êzīdi community on the world scene, but also the establishment of a Êzīdi World Congress on 21 April in Berlin.
The list of invited guests is long, ranging from the Ñzîdish UN special envoy Nadia Murad to the director of the Faculty of Criminal Law at Moscow State University Samvel Kochoi. The secular chief of the Êzîden, Mîr Tahsîn Saîd Beg, is also invited. The preparatory committee has published a corresponding press release including a list of invited guests and speakers.
The world's estimated 800,000 Êzîdis are facing an uncertain future against the backdrop of the ongoing genocide of the Êzīdis. All those involved are aware that the minority of Êzîdi are struggling for survival. To make this possible, it is also to be broken with centuries-old traditions. Thus, according to the will of the current head Mîr Tahsîn Saîd Beg, the leadership of the community is no longer to be determined hereditaryly and not without the participation of the Êzīdi society, but by a Êzīdi parliament as part of the Êzīdi World Congress. It could be one of the last attempts to make the community one.
The press release in the wording:
Conference of the Ezidis on their present situation and their future in the German Bundestag in Berlin
The fact that our faith community is still exposed to the danger of genocide and destruction against which discrimination, persecution and oppression are fully protracted led us to act together in the form of this meeting in a prejudice-free manner.
At the conference, academics, representatives and personalities from different contexts, currents and opinions will participate from all countries where the ezids live. There will be an exchange on the same level with the motivation to learn from each other and to deal with each other democratically and tolerantly.
The first objective of the conference is to adopt a final declaration of conformity, in which demands of all Êzīdi are formulated for the world community and the countries concerned.
Secondly, the conference is linked with the hope of forming a dialogue group or a preparatory committee for the establishment of a World Ezidi Congress. In this way, we want to pave the way and take the first step to resolve the harmful division and polarization within the community and to organize and improve systematization, institutionalization, better networking and cooperation, and, above all, democratic legitimacy in representation for all Ezidis worldwide.
The decisive and decisive criterion in the selection process for the invitation and participation in this conference is and will remain the positive participation of all parties involved in the free and secure future of the ecclesiastical community, and in particular the positive contribution to the creation of unity within the disputed and fragmented community.
Time: 11am - 7pm
Address: Paul-Löbe-Haus, Konrad-Adenauer-Str. 1, 10557 Berlin, room E800.
Arrival of the guests 11.00 - 12.00
Opening and welcoming by Nadia Murad and Bundestag delegates
Deciding on the founding of a World Ezide Congress and setting up a preparatory committee for this
Final Declaration of Declaration and Reading Events
List of some guests and speakers:
- Mir Tahsin Beg
Lamya Al Bashar
Prof. Dr Jan İlhan Kızılhan
Dr. Sefik Tagay
Dr Pir Mamo Otman
Dr Narin Bari
Dr. Xelil Jindi
Dr. Samvel Kocoi
Dr Leyla Ferman
Breen Saeet Tahseen
Dr Temur Hassanyan
Hekim Xeyri Khedher Hüseyn
Qasım Osman Rafu
Dr. Said Cico
Khalaf Schvan Helo
Dr Saeed Alo
Dr Azhar Khalel Sulaiman
Hakim Qasım osman
Saib Xıdır Naif
Dr Hevdil Heziz Sileman
Naif Casim Qasim
Dr. Khalaf Kheder Merza
Dr Ehmed Xwedêda
Pir Deyan Cahfo
Pir Hiseyn Merxan
Prof Dr Celile Celil
Dr Xelil Savucu
Halat Cahit Kesbir
© ÊzîdîPress, 06. April 2017