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“Unforgetting Iraq: In Search of Recovery” in Kimballton, Iowa

By Tricia Khutoretsky, IARP Curator In early May, I took an overnight trip to Kimballton, Iowa on behalf of the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project to install a special exhibit for the New Century Art Guild. NCAG is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that promotes the growth of artistic culture and development of art-related careers in  Continue Reading »

The US and Women’s Rights in Iraq: Legacy Postponed

Iraqi lawyer Suaad Allami recently wrote an article on the current status of women’s rights in Iraq. To read the full article on CNN iReport, click here. “The last US troops left Iraq December 18, 2011, leaving 4,485 military dead, billions spent and democratic ideals floated including uncountable women’s rights initiatives. There have been modest  Continue Reading »

Interview with Sami Rasouli

Sami Rasouli, director of IARP’s partner in Iraq, the Muslim Peacemaker Teams, was recently interviewed for Tony Campolo’s Red Letter Christian blog: “He’d been living in Minnesota when, in 2003, Sami Rasouli returned to his homeland of Iraq. Stunned by the destruction he saw there, Rasouli sold his business and returned to help. After encountering Christian Peacemaker  Continue Reading »

Welcome to Iraqi Artist Fatin Al-Jumaily!

IARP and supporters are hosting Iraqi artist Fatin Al-Jumaily in Minnesota to participate in the Women’s Art Institute at St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul. Below are photos of Fatin and her husband, Watheq, in Minnesota. Special thanks to hosts Pat Owen, Hend Al-Mansour, and David Penchansky!

A Message from IARP Board Member Sarah Kanan

“I grew up in Iran, but I was from Iraq. Then I came here, to America, and I still continued being that person who grew up in Iran but was from Iraq, even though I live in America.” I wrote those words in the book I created with the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (IARP) last year. The book  Continue Reading »

“We Mourn with Iraq”

A message from the 3rd and 4th grade classes at Summers-Knoll School in Michigan:

Water for Peace Action at 3 Schools in Iraq

The Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (IARP) and our partner in Iraq, the Muslim Peacemaker Teams (MPT), are proud to announce that the 727 students of Al Adnaniyah Elementary School, 575 students of Demashaq Middle School, and 925 students of Imam Hussein High School in Najaf, Iraq now have access to clean water through our Water  Continue Reading »

A message of condolences and solidarity from Iraqis to Americans

A message of condolences and solidarity from Iraqis to Americans.  Photo credit: Sami Rasouli and the Muslim Peacemaker Teams. View on Facebook.

2012 Annual Report Release: Seeds of Reconciliation

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:

Water for Peace Action at Jawad Ali Tahir School in Najaf, Iraq

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  Continue Reading »