The Common Good
August 2005

Hope in Fallujah

by Rose Marie Berger, Mark Betz | August 2005

An Iraqi boy helps with a cleanup project organized in Fallujah,

An Iraqi boy helps with a cleanup project organized in Fallujah, Iraq, by the Muslim Peacemaker Teams. Street cleaning and praying with Sunni Muslims were the teams’ first public actions. The Muslim Peacemaker Teams, founded in February, grew out of Iraqi Human Rights Watch and works closely with members of the Christian Peacemaker Teams, who have been in Iraq since 2002.

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