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Spiritual Outlook this week explores the plight of the The Yazidi  people - a complex religious community which blends Zoroastrianism and Mesopotamian rituals with Christian, Jewish and Sufi influences. Yazidis believe they are directly descended from Adam and that their ancient lands were the original Eden. In recent months, the Yazidis have been propelled into the international spotlight as entire villages have been emptied of their residents in the wake of the ruthless advance of IS militants.

See the BBC website for this programme.