CIBER Focus: Jeremy Courtney, President and Co-Founder, Preemptive Love Coalition
Jeremy Courtney is founder and president of Preemptive Love Coalition, an international relief organization engaging on the front lines of the world’s most polarizing conflicts in Iraq and Syria.
From Preemptive Love's website: Our Message Is Our Mission.
"The most important thing we do isn’t providing food, water, or medicine. It’s not creating jobs or helping refugees start new businesses. At the red hot center of everything we do—every food delivery, every family we serve—is the pursuit of peace between communities at odds. We’re not just aid workers. We are peacemakers. Every meal, every liter of water, every new job is a chance to demonstrate a different kind of love. A love big enough to unmake violence."
A decade ago, at the height of the Iraq
War, Jeremy and his wife, Jessica Courtney, chose to move to Iraq. Since then,
Jeremy and his team have rushed emergency aid to several hundred thousand
people in Iraq and Syria. Jeremy and Jessica also help refugees start small
businesses to get back on their feet and promote peace across long-standing
sectarian divides in the Middle East.