Sheri Faye and Rich A Rosendahl

We are based in Des Moines, IA where we have developed a network of friendships among the thousands of neighbors in our city who have arrived as refugees from the Middle East and North Africa.

The Nations is dedicated to peace and humanitarian work - domestically and abroad - with our amazing neighbors who are refugees. Domestically we offer free business consulting services for refugee business owners, as well as, assisting with a variety of resettlement needs. We are also both Social and Human Rights Activists focusing on a broad range of issues such as racism, immigration, LGBTQ+ rights, poverty, healthcare and more.

Our passion for Loving our neighbors has also taken us abroad to sped time with Refugees in places like; UNHCR Choucha Refugee Camp near the Libyan Border, Aida Refugee Camp in Palestine, the Syrian border in Jordan and Lebanon, and Najaf and Nasiriyah, Iraq. 

Our overseas work includes bringing teams of volunteers to refugee camps via our Middle East Encounter Program. You can learn more about the next opportunity to join us by clicking here.  

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Sheri Faye's Huffington Post Contributor Articles
 My Muslim Neighbors Taught Me The  Great Big Muslim Lie by Rich (
Sheri Faye's Patheos Articles
How the Middle East Taught Me to Love by Sheri (
A Muslim Refugee In The Desert Changed My Worldview by Rich (