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The Nations

The Nations

Central Purpose of the Organization:
Never in history have the Nations of the world been neighbors like they are today. As an organization we seek to overcome cultural differences and develop meaningful friendships by Loving our neighbors and living life together.

History of the Organization:
The Nations began when five families in Des Moines, IA responded to the nations of the world literally becoming neighbors.  With a great deal of courage and curiosity, they began crossing cultural barriers, sharing meals, tea and life.  And it was soon discovered there were lifelong friendships waiting.  

Today, we share those experiences with others and assist as they take steps toward Loving neighbors within their own communities.

International Issues and Focus:
Connecting Neighbors in the US from the Middle East and North Africa

Training individuals and organizations on cultural issues to help build bridges of understanding within communities

Medical, Educational and Travel opportunities in Iraq


University News
March 15, 2018
The Harkin Institute’s Spring 2018 Sussman Lecture on April 12 will feature a discussion on the top national security issues of the day with a panel of experts who work in the field.