Tag Archives: Iraq

Rebuilding the University of Mosul Library

One book, one gift, at a time…   IARP is collecting books and donations to cover shipping costs to help with the rebuilding of the destroyed university library in Mosul, Iraq. The library at the University of Mosul, among the finest in the Middle East, once had a hundreds of thousands of books, historic maps,  Continue Reading »

Iraqi refugees cope with horrors of war in Minnesota filmmaker’s new project

For the past several months, filmmaker Nathan Fisher and IARP have worked with Iraqi refugees in Minnesota to help them produce videos telling their stories. The guiding principle has been to allow the Iraqis to tell their own stories and to focus on what they want to tell Americans. The films will be featured at  Continue Reading »

March 2014 Reconciliation Report: From the Start of a Sister City Relationship to Mayor of Minneapolis

March, 2014 Reconciliation Report released.

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 »

Daily Iraqi Life Art Exhibit at Macalester College

Please join us at the Daily Iraqi Life Art Exhibit, open September 9-30th, 8AM-8PM, to observe and understand the connection the St. Paul/Minneapolis community maintains with our sister city of Najaf, Iraq and local Iraqi refugees. 

IARP Exhibit Featured at Veterans for Peace National Convention

The Iraqi American Reconciliation Project (IARP) is excited to take part in the Veterans for Peace Convention August 11-13  in downtown Madison at the Concourse Hotel and Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative (see an article about the event here). Convention displays will show various forms of art relating to war and peace. IARP’s portion of the exhibit will be  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 »

Minneapolis Sister Cities Day 2013 a Success!

Thank you to everyone who made the Minneapolis Sister Cities Day 2013 a success! A special thanks to our volunteers from Target*Northtown who made it a special day for all the kids who attended. Minneapolis Sister Cities Day is an annual event presenting the cultures of Minneapolis’ 10 Sister Cities, including Najaf, Iraq. IARP and  Continue Reading »

Come Join Us for Sister Cities Day this Sunday the 14th!

Come join us for Sister Cities Day Celebration and Ice Cream Social this Sunday, July 14th, 1-5 pm. at the Nicollet Island Pavilion in downtown Minneapolis, MN! This free family event offers dancing, live music, free ice cream, and fun for all ages. Enjoy arts, crafts, games, and activities about Najaf, Iraq, at the IARP booth,  Continue Reading »

July 2 Cruise with Iraqi Women Leaders

Thank you to all of our supporters who attended the July 2 Cruise with Iraqi Women Leaders on Lake Minnetonka! Here are some photos from the event: