An alliance between an Iraqi organization and 9/11 families hopes to bring about a more peaceful Iraq. The Iraqi organization is called La’Onf, which means “no violence”. The founder is Ishmaeel Dawood. They’ve joined up with September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows to achieve their goal. This group is made up of people who lost loved ones in the terrorist attack.
The groups got together in January 2006 to study non-violent movement leaders. The read up on Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela to name a few.
They then set up nonviolence weeks in Iraq to spread the message of peace. In 2007, committees worked in 18 Iraqi provinces.
October 11th began the third annual peace week. The focus of this years effort was democractic provincial elections.
Visit the September 11th Families website to learn more about the joint efforts.