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.
As a lawyer and activist, Lu Cille Dejito is shining a light into the very dark world of cybersex trafficking of children. Lu Cille loves her country and won’t stop fighting for it - until all are free.
Jimmy Quach is sending hope all around the world. As the founder of Good Paper, he is proving that success can happen with ethical labor practices, a beautiful product, and more than a few puns.
David Gungor blurs the lines between musician, pastor, philosopher, and activist. Yet the brilliance of his art is not found in securing every answer, but challenging us to ask the questions - and pursue hope.
Hannah Song is leading people from oppression and fear, to freedom and hope. Compelled by her history and propelled by the promise of liberty, her humble beginnings as an volunteer have led her to life-changing activism.
As a leader of leaders, Mark Labberton is wielding his role with wisdom, curiosity, and humility. While the church and the world change rapidly, Mark listens with great intent and uses his position to make sure that voices of truth are heard.
People often know the incredible credentials of Mark Clookie before they know the person. Yet, to know Mark is to know someone who is not only skilled in his work, but also driven by his faith and fiercely committed to protecting and serving all people.
Leroy Barber has a story. One that takes him from “not being chosen,” to giving voices to those who are leading a movement. The man who was once an evangelist is now an activist fighting for racial equality, environmental issues, and the dignity of the marginalized.