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By Cathy Breen Cathy Breen is a Catholic Worker at Mary House in New York City. She lived in Iraq prior to the U.S. invasion in 2003 and during the occupation. Cathy spends several months each year living amongst Iraqis who reside in Amman, Jordan. She is currently visiting IARP’s partner organization in Najaf, Iraq, Continue Reading »
The Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (IARP) is proud to announce that Board Member Steve Clemens will receive the 2012 Vincent L. Hawkinson Foundation for Peace and Justice Honorary Award. After receiving the award, Mr. Clemens will travel with a peace delegation to Najaf, Iraq, Sister City to Minneapolis. Coming less than a year after the U.S. military withdrawal Continue Reading »
From Sami Rasouli, Director of the Muslim Peacemaker Teams (IARP’s sister non-profit in Iraq) Since 2003… Every time I leave the US my family and friends here say “Sami has gone” When I arrive in Iraq my family and friends there say “Sami has come” Like a Salmon going up the stream Sami keeps going Continue Reading »
Letter to educators: Letters for Peace is a way for teachers to foster meaningful relationships between students in America and students in Iraq and help students open their hearts and minds to one another. It is a way for students to realize that what we have in common is often greater and more meaningful than Continue Reading »
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In the spirit of promoting nonviolence among Iraqi youth, IARP and its partner the Muslim Peacemaker Teams (MPT) have arranged friendly football matches for its soccer team with other teams in Iraq.
A commentary piece written by Sami Rasouli, Director of IARP’s partner organization the Muslim Peacemaker Teams, appeared in the Star Tribune on February 22, 2010. In the commentary, Sami writes, “In January, I returned to Iraq. I left Minneapolis with thanks for Americans’ commitment to peace and their generous spirit. I left, also, with a Continue Reading »