About Me

My name is Luke Wilcox. I’m traveling to Najaf, Iraq for 31 days at the invitation of the Muslim Peacemaker Teams (MPT), a non-profit, non-governmental organization working “to bring all Iraqi groups together in peace to work for the good of the country by getting in the way of violence.” I am honored to have the opportunity to live and work with a great organization. I started this blog to document my experience in Najaf and bring attention to the work of MPT.

I believe that MPT’s work deserves wider exposure and wider support.  If you would like to support MPT, you can make a donation here.

I would like to thank Sami Rasouli, Founder and Director of MPT, for inviting me to work with him in Najaf and for hosting me; Steve and Christine Clemens for making the trip possible; Kathy McKay and Ellen Van Iwaarden for giving me the time “off” from work; and Anita for being an amazing Habiba.

I am the Development and Communications Director for the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project, the American partner non-profit to MPT. I graduated from Boston University with an M.A. in International Relations in 2008. I’m a native of Sioux Falls, SD.

You can reach me at luke@reconciliationproject.org.

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§ 3 Responses to About Me

  • Kristen says:

    Luke! This looks GREAT. I’m excited to keep up with you while you’re there, and will most definitely be keeping you in my prayers. Take care, be safe and call me before you leave 🙂

  • Aminah says:

    Sounds like great work you doing !
    I would like to get involved on the ground.
    I’m working with an NGO in the West Bank and Gaza
    But would love to hear about any opportunities MPT
    May have for a Cultural Anthropologist !
    I’m excited to read your future blogging about your work there
    Stay safe Brother !

  • Liz Harper says:

    Blessed are the Peacemakers

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