The mission of the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (IARP) is to promote reconciliation between the people of the United States and Iraq in response to the devastation affecting Iraqi families, society, and culture. IARP recognizes the common humanity of the people of Iraq and the people of the United States.
IARP creates bridges of communication, understanding and support between Americans and Iraqis that lead to tangible acts for rebuilding a country devastated by years of war, sanctions, more war, and occupation. Partnering with the Muslim Peacemaker Teams (MPT) in Iraq, IARP provides opportunities for Americans to directly support the basic needs of Iraqis through water and sanitation projects.
IARP and MPT facilitate the sharing of expertise and build friendship among Iraqi and American professionals, particularly in the medical, commercial, and civil affairs sectors. Using visual arts, IARP and MPT share the cultures and ideas of the peoples of Iraq and America – especially residents of the Sister Cities of Najaf, Iraq (where MPT is based) and Minneapolis (where IARP is based).