Tag Archives: Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project

Friends, fellowship, and fried kebbabs

It’s friendship via food- even better, via fried food. This past Sunday five American women and six Iraqi women came together in the kitchen to cook, eat, and form relationships. Our Iraqi friends taught us how to make delicious fried kebabs and laid out a full spread of vegetable toppings and Iraqi bread. And while  Continue Reading »

Burnsville, MN Senior Citizens Write Letters for Peace to Iraqi Children

By Brady Ryan, IARP Intern A group of senior citizens from Burnsville, MN recently wrote group and individual letters to children in Iraq. These senior citizens have begun person-to-person communication between Americans and Iraqis and are seeking peaceful reconciliation. Letter writers shared memories, beliefs, and hopes. One collective letter recalled memories from participants’ youth, writing,  Continue Reading »

City diplomacy: Minneapolis and Najaf

In 2009, Minneapolis residents worked with the city council to approve a “Sister City” relationship with Najaf, Iraq. A sister city relationship is about building peaceful relationships between the people of two cities. President Eisenhower launched the idea in 1956, when he called for exchanges between Americans and people of other nations.

The Unreturned to Show at UNHCR Refugee Film Festival in Tokyo

The Unreturned, directed by IARP volunteer Nate Fisher, was selected for the 5th UNHCR Refugee Film Festival in Tokyo in October 2010. The Unreturned follows five Iraqis and their families who are among the 40 percent of the country’s middle class who have fled the country since 2003. Without them, Iraq still lacks reliable electricity,  Continue Reading »

"Art in Iraq" hosted by Cornucopia Art Center

9/26, 7:00 PM: “Art in Iraq” at the St. Mane Theatre, 206 Parkway Ave N, Lanesboro. Presentation by Sami Rasouli, Founder and Director of Muslim Peacemaker Teams. At 8:00 PM a reception at Cornucopia Art Center in Lanesboro will be held in honor of the fourteen delegates from Najaf. Co-hosted by the Cornucopia Art Center  Continue Reading »

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IARP Reconciliation Report

Below is a simplified version of the second edition of IARP’s new e-newsletter, the Reconciliation Report. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, please email info@mpt-iraq.org with the word “subscribe” in the subject line, or leave a comment here on this blog. IARP Reconciliation Report Issue 2, May 2009 Art shows, water systems,  Continue Reading »


Welcome. Ahlan wa sahlan! This is the first post of the website of the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (IARP). Since you’ve gotten this far, you’re obviously an intelligent and caring person (or you’re lost), so I won’t say much in the way of an introduction. IARP is an international non-profit organization based in Minneapolis,  Continue Reading »