IARP supports the rebuilding of lives, relationships, cultural understanding and respect, and a country torn apart by years of war, sanctions, more war and occupation. Our work focuses on arts, education, cultural and professional exchange, and water and sanitation projects.
We are an organization of Iraqis and Americans, veterans and refugees, peace activists and artist, students and professionals, and many others. You are invited to join us.
IARP was established in July of 2007 as grassroots, citizen-based support in the United States for the Muslim Peacemaker Teams (link to MPT sub-section) (MPT) in Iraq. IARP and MPT operate as partner nonprofit organizations located in the United States and Iraq, respectively.
The mission of the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (IARP) is to promote reconciliation between the people of the United States and Iraq in response to the devastation affecting Iraqi families, society, and culture. IARP recognizes the common humanity of the people of Iraq and the people of the United States.
Create bridges of communication, understanding and support between Americans and Iraqis that lead to the development of friendships across cultures, expanded understanding of one another, and tangible acts for rebuilding a country devastated by years of war, sanctions, more war and occupation.
Partner with the Muslim Peacemaker Teams (MPT) in Iraq to provide opportunities for Americans to directly support the basic needs of Iraqis through water and sanitation projects.
Facilitate the sharing of expertise and build friendship among Iraqi and American professionals, particularly in the academic, medical, commercial, and civil affairs sectors.
Use visual arts to share the cultures and ideas of the peoples of Iraq and America – especially residents of the Sister Cities of Najaf, Iraq (where MPT is based) and Minneapolis (where IARP is based).
The Iraqi Art Project(link to Arts site) brings Iraqi art to the United States and presents Iraqi and American visual art, film, book art, theater, lectures, and panel discussions to further dialogue around Iraqi culture, the war and occupation, and the two country’s shared future.
The Sister City Project(link to Sister City sub-section) supports professional and personal exchange and friendship-building between citizens of Sister Cities Minneapolis, USA (where IARP is based) and Najaf, Iraq (where MPT is based). The program is also beginning to support other Iraqi and American sister cities.
The Water for Peace Project(link to http://waterforpeaceproject.org)partners American groups with Iraqi schools to provide clean water to Iraqi children.
Support for the Muslim Peacemaker Teams in Iraq and its work for nonviolence and peace is also an important part of IARP.
ANNUAL REPORTS: 2010 (link to 2010 Annual Report PDF) | 2011 (link to 2011 Annual Report PDF)
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