New Report: The Minneapolis – Najaf Sister City Relationship

Posted on February 7, 2013 by

IARP and our partner, the Muslim Peacemaker Teams, are proud to announce the release of a new report, The Minneapolis – Najaf Sister City Relationship: A Model for Sister City Relationships between Iraqi and American Cities in Support of Reconciliation.

It is an honor to introduce the Sister City relationship between Minneapolis, USA and Najaf, Iraq.
– Mayor R.T. Rybak, City of Minneapolis, Foreword

A Sister City relationship is about building professional, cultural, and personal ties between the people of an American city and a city in another country. Using the relationship between Minneapolis, USA and Najaf, Iraq as an example, this new report illustrates how a Sister City relationship can support reconciliation and have a positive impact on communities in the United States and Iraq.

Minneapolis - Najaf Sister City Report

“In the 21st century, the relationship between America and Iraq, and America and the world, depends not only on our nation’s actions but also on the actions of our nation’s communities.”
– Kathy McKay and Sami Rasouli, Introduction

The report also contains information for anyone interested in starting a new Sister City relationship between an American city and an Iraqi city.

Click here to view or download the report. To get involved in reconciliation efforts, visit our Get Involved page or contact us.

If you would like to request a hard copy of the report or want more information, please contact IARP staff person Luke Wilcox at 612-367-6194 or

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