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Mary Beaudoin/Sami Rasouli | Iraq and I$I$: Today is Better Than Tomorrow

From the article: “In Iraq, we say today will be better than tomorrow.” This is the dire pessimism with which the people of Iraq now view their circumstances, Sami Rasouli said in June when he was in Minneapolis, the city in which he had lived for so many years before returning to found the Muslim Peacemaker Teams,(5) a nonprofit organization based in Najaf that works on peace building and responding to human needs. He reported that the situation for Iraqis only continues to decline in livability and increase in danger and disaster

No War Toys R Us: Peace Day in Najaf

By Sami Rasouli  Muslim Peacemaker Team  WAMM Newsletter   November/December 2013 On September 21, 2013, local NGOs in Najaf, Iraq, led by a group of young people called the Moja Team, held an event. Youth collected hundreds of weapon-toys from local Iraqi kids in Najaf prior to the event. The toy weapons were displayed in More

Luke Wilcox: Embedded with Peacemakers in Iraq

 Luke Wilcox:  Report from Iraq Luke Wilcox is Development and Communications Director with the Iraq American Reconciliation Project (IARP). For the last 5 weeks, I’ve lived and worked with the Muslim Peacemaker Teams and my host, Sami Rasouli. Tomorrow I fly back to Minneapolis. It has been an eye-opening and life-changing experience. The many Iraqis More

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