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The Muslim Peacemaker Teams (MPT), an Iraqi registered NGO, began in January, 2005, in response to the violence that has erupted in Iraq since the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. MPT has no political ambition nor religious agenda. MPT was inspired by the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) that have been active in Iraq since 2002.
Mission of the MPT: Bring Iraqis together in peace and to work for the good of the country. Encourage Iraqi people to be self-sufficient in the face of the violence across the country.
Make-up of the MPT: The model for MPT is currently being developed in and around the southern city of Najaf. MPT is working with other Iraqi groups that share the same nonviolent values in Karbala, Fallujah, Basra, Baghdad and Kurdistan. MPT is open to all of Iraqi society and all international groups that promote peace-building and democracy in united Iraq, regardless of their religious background.
Along with other NGOs, MPT obtains funding for projects from international agencies. Our projects are developed in response to the constantly changing needs of a population deeply stressed by violence, chaos, the devastation of war and enduring occupation and economic deprivation.
Current Activities of the MPT:
MPT works closely with local communities and is ready to respond quickly to
both needs and opportunities as they arise.
MPT Partner in the U.S.: Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project
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.
MPT and Ara Pacis Initiative
MPT is an active partner of the Ara Pacis Initiative, Italy (www.arapacisinitiative.org). Sami Rasouli, MPT Director, is a member of its Council for Dignity, Forgiveness, Justice and Reconciliation (http://www.arapacisinitiative.org/en/)
Future Activities of the MPT:
MPT Contact Info:
Sami Rasouli, Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
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