Night of prayers for Rojava in Basel

A night of prayer was held in Basel by Catholics and Protestants to protest the invasion attacks carried out by the Turkish state and its mercenaries in North East Syria.

In the historic Elizabethen Church, prayers were read by both Catholic and Protestant female pastors.

The  Elizabethen Church had witnessed such a political rite for the first time in 30 years, throughout its history. 

This time prayers were held for the people in Rojava and to protest the occupying forces.

During the prayer night attended by Kurds and their friends, Catholic Pastor Monica Hungerbühler and Protestant Pastor Monica Widmer Hodel read the prayer of the prisoners in Nazi prisons during World War II.

After the reading of prayers by the women priests, candles were lit by the participants and  Armenian artists played some music.

The charity organization Medico International Schweiz presented the projects of Heyva Sor a Kurdistanê and its campaigns in North East Syria and Rojava.

In the presentation made on behalf of the Swiss Kurdish Women's Movement (YJK-S), it was emphasized that the main aim of these attacks carried out by Turkey was to destroy the revolution in Rojava, which advocated a democratic and equal democratic life in the Middle East and offered a common living space to the peoples' different beliefs.

During the night of prayer the experience of the women's village of Jinwar was also presented.