A message of condolences and solidarity from Iraqis to Americans.
Photo credit: Sami Rasouli and the Muslim Peacemaker Teams. View on Facebook.
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:
The Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (IARP) and our partner in Iraq, the Muslim Peacemaker Teams (MPT), are proud to announce that the 650 students of Jawad Ali Tahir School in Najaf, Iraq now have access to clean water through our Water for Peace program. MPT recently installed large (200 gallon per day) water sanitation system at the school. Thank you to donors St. Augustine Church and Jane Nicholl!
The Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (IARP) and our partner in Iraq, the Muslim Peacemaker Teams (MPT), are proud to announce that the 651 students of Al Amani Middle School, the 729 students of Al Nidhal (The Struggle) Elementary School, and the 599 patients per day at the “For You” Medical Clinic in Najaf, Iraq now have access to clean water. Through our Water for Peace program, we recently installed large (200 gallon per day) water sanitation systems at all three locations.
IARP co-founder Sami Rasouli is both Iraqi and American. Since 2004 he has worked to heal the wounds of war and transform a legacy of violence in his home country of Iraq into one of reconciliation. Author Burt Berlowe tells his story in an article on CommonDreams.org, “From ‘Shock and Awe’ to ‘Mission Accomplished’ — The Journey of an Iraqi-American Peacemaker.”
To coincide with the 10th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, the Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC) has launched a petition urging President Obama to clearly articulate and support a long-term strategy of US diplomacy and partnership with Iraq. Sign your name to make it happen!