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 firstname.lastname@example.org.