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You helped us accomplish a lot last year. You helped us plant seeds of reconciliation between Iraqis and Americans. Together we are working to nurture and grow those seeds, to transform a legacy of violence into one of reconciliation. We invite you to explore what you helped make possible in 2012:
Thank you to everyone who participated in our work in 2012 as a partner, supporter, or volunteer. Together we are working to turn a legacy of violence into one of reconciliation. Click here to download the IARP 2012 Photo Retrospective.
By Steve Clemens, IARP Board Member Clemens is currently in Iraq with a delegation from Minneapolis The day started with Kathy getting fashion tips from Hiba. She fixes Kathy’s hijab first and then goes to adjust Joan’s but decides Joan has already learned how to do it the proper way! Although Fr. David has a Continue Reading »
By Steve Clemens, IARP Board Member I have to admit, the very sweet (hot) tea served in the tiny glass cups are a real treat even though I may regret the caffeine later tonight. So many families and individuals served me tea on my last sojourn to the Cradle of Civilization in 2002 that those Continue Reading »
The Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (IARP) and our partner in Iraq, the Muslim Peacemaker Teams (MPT), are proud to announce that the 520 students of Al Asifa Elementary School in Najaf, Iraq and the 345 students of Al Faraqid School for Girls in Najaf now have access to clean water. Through our Water for Peace Continue Reading »
Hilwah, an Iraqi refugee and first-time author with the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (IARP) and our partners, writes, Put a smile on your face A smile is difficult to wipe away… Raise your head high and smile Life is beautiful for those who live it Help create more smiles with a donation that supports reconciliation on Continue Reading »
On October 14, 2012, IARP Board Member Steve Clemens received the 2012 Vincent Hawkinson Foundation Honorary Award for Peace and Justice. Below are his comments at the ceremony, in both text and video.
The Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (IARP) is proud to announce that Board Member Steve Clemens will receive the 2012 Vincent L. Hawkinson Foundation for Peace and Justice Honorary Award. After receiving the award, Mr. Clemens will travel with a peace delegation to Najaf, Iraq, Sister City to Minneapolis. Coming less than a year after the U.S. military withdrawal Continue Reading »
GiveMN tool kit: Birthday fundraisers Got a birthday coming up? Well then, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We hope you get everything you want. However, if you feel like you’ve got enough stuff already, consider asking your friends and family to make a donation to IARP in lieu of gifts. Other folks are doing it, check out these fabulous Continue Reading »
Minneapolis-based artist Sean Smuda sent artworks from his Blown Derivatives project with Muslim Peacemaker Teams Director Sami Rasouli when Sami returned to Najaf, Iraq this past February. Today, the artworks are traveling to farms, art exhibits, local streets by holy shrines and various communities in Karbala, Iraq. This display of Blown Derivatives is made possible by Continue Reading »