Jeremy Courtney is leading a team of people who are fiercely committed to loving those who some would call the enemy. His coalition of activists will not stop bringing light into very dark places, and Jeremy will not stop bravely challenging us to expand our definition of neighbor.
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Jeremy Courtney is CEO of Preemptive Love Coalition, a peacemaking organization providing lifesaving surgery, relief, and development in Iraq, Libya, and other areas of polarizing conflict. He is the author of Preemptive Love: Pursuing Peace One Heart at a Time.
Since 2007, Preemptive Love Coalition has provided over 1,500 lifesaving heart surgeries for children in fragile states and conflict zones across the world. In the shadow of ISIS in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Nigeria and Pakistan, Preemptive Love Coalition has delivered 40,000 pounds of food, served 17,000 women and children, and started more than 20 entrepreneurial initiatives. Through these services, the preemptive love creed has launched countless stories of reconciliation between Muslims and Christians, Sunnis and Shias, Kurds, Arabs, and Assyrians.
Jeremy has lived in Iraq with his wife and two children since the middle of the Iraq War.