Why We Had To Move To Iraq During Wartime

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“Violence unmakes the world, but preemptive love has the power to unmake violence.” – Jeremy Courtney

Jeremy Courtney is the founder and CEO of Preemptive Love Coalition, which brings relief to families fleeing war in Syria and Iraq. They help refugees rebuild their lives. And we provide lifesaving medical care for children in conflict zones.

Jeremy and his wife Jessica moved to New York City just after 9/11, then to Istanbul, and finally to Iraq during the Iraq War in 2006. Their story is less heroic than it is humble; they have simply fallen in love with the Iraqi people, so they are in it for the long haul because in their words, the Iraqi people are “our people.”

Listen to author Steve Wiens talk with Jeremy about his work: Enjoy the PODCAST.

Get more of Jeremy’s story in Stu Garrard’s Words from the Hill. An upside down look at the beatitudes that takes us to peacemakers in the middle east, 21st century meek, and learn who is truly blessed.

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