Tag Archives: Peace
A message from the 3rd and 4th grade classes at Summers-Knoll School in Michigan:
In response to the photo of two Iraqi boys here: “To our friends in Iraq, our hearts are with you.” – Medtronic Preschool Class, Minnesota
IARP Board Member Steve Clemens and Executive Director Kathy McKay, along with five other Americans, spent ten days in Minneapolis’ Sister City of Najaf, Iraq, in November 2012. On the 10th anniversary of the second Gulf War, they will speak about their experience and the broader political reality in Iraq.
The story of how Iraqi Muslims rescued U.S. Christians during the 2003 Shock & Awe bombings. In March 2003, three U.S. Christian peacemakers survived the first days of “Shock and Awe” in downtown Baghdad only to be injured (two of them critically) in a car accident as they left Iraq. Bleeding, stranded and in a Continue Reading »
Thank you to everyone who participated in our work in 2012 as a partner, supporter, or volunteer. Together we are working to turn a legacy of violence into one of reconciliation. Click here to download the IARP 2012 Photo Retrospective.
By Steve Clemens, IARP Board Member Clemens is currently in Iraq with a delegation from Minneapolis The interpreter called me aside saying, “Mr. Steve, this man would like to ask you a question”, after we had just planted 70 trees in the street median of the Salam District of Najaf, Iraq’s Sister City to Minneapolis. Continue Reading »
By Steve Clemens, IARP Board Member Clemens is currently in Iraq with a delegation from Minneapolis The Islamic calendar starts when the Prophet Mohammed travels from Mecca to Medina and is 11 days shorter than the Gregorian calendar. The month of Muharram marks the beginning of the New Year and is a time for celebration – yet Continue Reading »
By Steve Clemens, IARP Board Member Clemens is currently in Iraq with a delegation from Minneapolis The day started with Kathy getting fashion tips from Hiba. She fixes Kathy’s hijab first and then goes to adjust Joan’s but decides Joan has already learned how to do it the proper way! Although Fr. David has a Continue Reading »
By Steve Clemens, IARP Founding Board Member Clemens is currently in Iraq with a delegation from Minneapolis. IARP Executive Director Kathy McKay, Board Member David Smith, and four others are also with the delegation. It struck me in the middle of the night – why did it take so long to upload my photos to Continue Reading »