Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode TranscriptThe world is a crazy place. We are constantly pointing the finger at one another in an ever ceasing blame game; what happens when we instead of blame choose to love?Guest Bio:Jeremy Courtney is cofounder and executive director of the Preemptive Love Coalition (PLC), an international development and peacemaking organization based in Iraq. PLC provides lifesaving heart surgeries to Iraqi children and trains local doctors and nurses. He is the author of Preemptive Love: Pursuing Peace One Heart at a Time.Music this week by The CollectionYou can also find all the musical selections from all our episodes on our Spotify Playlist. Check out all the things over at the store...it's a great way to support the show www.canisaythisatchurch.com/storeWhat are you waiting for; consider becoming a Patreon supporter of the show. You'll have access to many perks as well as guaranteeing the future of these conversations; even $1/Month goes so far as this show is 100% listener supported. https://www.patreon.com/canisaythisatchurchFollow the show:https://www.facebook.com/CanISayThisAtChurch/https://twitter.com/cistacpodcasthttps://www.canisaythisatchurch.com/ Transcript for today's episodeAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
What is The Answer to War? How to Love First and Ask Questions Later! Preemptive Love with Jeremy Courtney
Inspire Nation Show with Michael Sandler
If you’ve ever wondered how to make a real difference in the world, then do we have the Love Anyway show for you. Today I’ll be talking with Jeremy Courtney, one of the world’s true heroes and the epitome of an open-hearted warrior, the founder and CEO of Preemptive Love Coalition, a relief and job creation community working to end war, and the author of one most powerful life changing and must read books, “Love Anyway” That’s just what I want to talk with him about today, about how and why to end war, the real work on the inside, and what in the world is pre-emptive love? Key Points Discussed: What did 9/11 mean to you? (03:25) How did grandpa no-no’s path affect the trajectory of your life? (05:22) Seeing people do triple flips in war zones and former war zones: How love and pain changes us (08:03) The mission in Turkey and what it was all about (09:50) A Jesus way of living and how it cracked his heart (13:05) Experiencing a profound spiritual experience and stumbling into a higher way (15:08) What in the world made you visit Iraq? (20:26) What the people were like in Iraq and his journey of assimilating into the new norm (27:45) Who is brother B and how did he influence your life? (30:47) Loving first and asking questions later: Jeremy’s brand of religion (35:10) What happened when the genocide started? (46:42) How responding quick in times of violence stops the spread of violence from one person to another (50:00) Can you carry us forward in the timeline of 2014 to approximately today in Iraq? (54:24) What do you mean by something is wrong with our maps and our way? (58:47) Diving in on the inside on an individual and group basis of seeing the richness within rather than just the topography that we think we’re seeing on the surface (1:04:26) There are no victims on the other side of pre-emptive love (1:07:23) To find out more visit: https://amzn.to/3bgVnM3 - Love Anyway: An Invitation Beyond a World that’s Scary as Hell https://loveanyway.com/ https://amzn.to/3qULECz - Order Michael Sandler's new book, "AWE, the Automatic Writing Experience" www.automaticwriting.com ……. Follow Michael and Jessica’s exciting journey and get even more great tools, tips, and behind-the-scenes access. Go to https://www.patreon.com/inspirenation For free meditations, weekly tips, stories, and similar shows visit: https://inspirenationshow.com/ We’ve got NEW Merch! - https://teespring.com/stores/inspire-nation-store Follow Inspire Nation, and the lives of Michael and Jessica, on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/InspireNationLive/ Find us on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@inspirenationshow
HOSTFollow Jesse Oxford, Founder and Creative Director of OX Creative@email@example.comGUESTFollow Jeremy Courtney@thejcourt@preemptivelove INTRO:Jesse Oxford: I first met Jeremy while I was doing a documentary project in Northern Iraq in 2017. We were introduced through a mutual friend who told me about the great work his organization Preemptive Love was doing on the front lines, first in heart surgery after the insurgency, and then deterring the refugee crisis due to ISIS. Jeremy and his family have lived in Iraq through it all. One memory that stands out in my mind is driving to drop off his young son at Tae Kwon Do one afternoon, by himself. This runs counter to the narrative that many Westerners have come to imagine when they think of daily life in Iraq.Preemptive Love is an organization that exists to end war. Jeremy has learned the power of stories to help shape fears and friendships that can be formed between different groups, both overseas, and even here in the US. So I wanted to ask Jeremy if stories are currencies, do all stories carry the same weight and value as we work to create good in the world?QUOT-ABLESJeremy Courtney: I like the notion that stories are the currency of human relationships, because it's how we make meaning of whatever, everything. Everything comes down to quote unquote, "the story we tell ourselves."JC: How we talk about Muslims in America has a profound impact on how we treat Muslims with our bombs and bullets and troops and aid and policies in a place like Iraq or Syria. But, to go even farther, how we talk about black and brown people in America, how we talk about anyone, has a profound impact on what we do in other parts of the world as well. And so we're in this together, and the question that remains is, are we going to rise together or are we going to drag each other all down to the bottom together?JC: We're not permanently a jobs organization, though we do those things. We're primarily an organization that exists to end war. And to do that, we're going to have to do some introspectionJO: The word story has become so often used that I think we often forget that a story is not a format. Not all books are stories, and not all films are stories either. Stories can be read, heard, seen, and experienced. And within each of those verticals, there are hundreds of different durations that stories can be told in. You can read a story as a novel, as a short story, an article, a caption, or a tweet. A tweet is a form of story too. And these days I think that one of the most valued formats of stories in the world, for better or worse, is digital storytelling.JC: How we talk about Muslims in America has a profound impact on how we treat Muslims with our bombs and bullets and troops and aid and policies in a place like Iraq or Syria. But, to go even farther, how we talk about black and brown people in America, how we talk about anyone, has a profound impact on what we do in other parts of the world as well. And so we're in this together, and the question that remains is, are we going to rise together or are we going to drag each other all down to the bottom together?JO: What stories do you feel like we're over-telling? Or what stories are you sick of hearing about?Jeremy Courtney: Well, I'll say simple stories.JO: What would make a story like simple in your mind, as you use the word?JC : This is the good guy, this is the bad guy. And we fixed it. One of the maxims of marketing is that simplicity sells. And one of the things that a lot of us respect about Apple was the degree to which Steve Jobs could just come in and hit something with a simple stick and knock away the dross and reduce it to an even more basic format, cleaner format. And that truism holds. But I think what we have to ask is, but what are the side effects?JC: Out with the old lie that we are this great good in the world who doesn't make mistakes and we are singularly and universally better than the governments and better than business and all that. [Instead lets puruse transparency. Lets say] here's where we screwed up. Here's lessons we're learning. Here's what we need to do better." And it's been an effort to, I think, move closer to what you've said here, that many of us are realizing that the world is just more complex than what we were often told it was. And those who refuse to reckon with it are going to get left behind.
Today on the pod we are joined by Jeremy Courtney. Jeremy is the founder and CEO of Preemptive Love, a global organization providing relief, jobs, and community to end war. For the past 15 years, Jeremy has served families on the frontlines of the world’s biggest crises, and he lives with his family in Iraq. In our conversation Jeremy expounds on the ways that we don’t value all lives equally, we explore connections between ISIS and white nationalism and the faiths that underlie and animate those groups, and Jeremy encourages us to leave room in our bags so to speak, for the good, true, and beautiful things that other people are holding out to us. FEATURED LINKS Preemptive Love Official Preemptive Love on Twitter Jeremy Courtney on Twitter Watch Love Anyway SHOW LINKS Carry the Fire Podcast Website Instagram Twitter Produced by Andy Lara at www.andylikeswords.com
Today’s guest for On The Other Side #3 is Jeremy Courtney. Jeremy is the founder and CEO of Preemptive Love, an organization that provides relief, jobs and community in an effort to end war. Jeremy has come face-to-face with ISIS, suffered U.S. airstrikes, spent jail time in Iraq, and survived fatwas calling for his death. But he’s learned to love anyway despite fearing for the safety of his family. In this episode, Jeremy walks us through his experience of being on the other side of war. GET ALL THE LINKS TO THE SHOW HERESee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jeremy Courtney | Founder & CEO of Preemptive Love
MiiR Empowerful Podcast
In today's episode of the Empowerful Podcast, we are joined by the visionary behind Preemptive Love — Jeremy Courtney. Preemptive Love has a mission "to end war." It's an audacious goal, which Jeremy acknowledges, but isn't willing to back down from. Since the early 2000s Jeremy and his family have lived near the frontlines of conflict in the Middle East, offering help to those most in need through relief and jobs and striving to create peace through "preemptive love" and empathy. Join us for a conversation about Jeremy's calling to help, his journey to the Middle East, and Preemptive Love's role in the "new normal".
In the Beirut Aftermath: Guru Jagat x Jeremy Courtney
Reality Riffing with Guru Jagat
Today, August 5, 2020, Guru Jagat sat down with Jeremy Courtney, CEO and Co-Founder of Preemptive Love Coalition - a global organization working to bring aid as well as conversation and community to some of the war-torn areas on the planet. With the dust not even settled from yesterday’s blasts in Beirut, Jeremy’s team is on the ground doing what they have done since 2007: bringing food, providing shelter and starting the conversation so communities can heal and connect. In this critically relevant and deeply soulful conversation, Guru Jagat and Jeremy talk about starting his work in Iraq with a new baby in the midst of the war, getting beyond a “hero” self-concept, what it means to heal in intense unrest, and why you “love anyway.” Listen now.
#082: Let Us Pray (HOTW: Jeremy Courtney from Preemptive Love Coalition)
Heretic Happy Hour
Most of us think we already know what the Lord's Prayer is all about. But most of us are wrong. So wrong. Let us set you sinners straight. Plus, Jeremy Courtney, from Preemptive Love Coalition, is our Heretic of the Week!
Jeremy Courtney - Dreaming for Love and Unity in a Divided World
Dream Big Podcast with Bob Goff and Friends
Jeremy Courtney is founder and CEO of Preemptive Love Coalition, a "first in, last to leave" community of peacemakers who provide front lines relief and long-term development in Iraq, Syria, and other areas of polarizing conflict. He is the author of Preemptive Love: Pursuing Peace One Heart at a Time. Preemptive Love Coalition is regularly featured on CNN, FOX, ABC, NBC, PBS, CBS, Al-Jazeera, the BBC, and in The New York Times and USA Today. Jeremy has written for The Washington Post, TIME, and The Daily Beast. Jeremy has lived in Iraq with his wife, Jessica, and their two children since the middle of the Iraq War.Bob's new book, Dream Big, is now available.------------------- Are you ready to start dreaming big? Click HERE to receive your free Dream Big Workbook. It's a user-friendly guide to defining your core values and fundamental beliefs- the essential building blocks to discovering in which dreams you should invest. On the episode: Producers : Tatave Abeshyan Engineer : Jackson Carpenter Producer & Co-host : Scott Schimmel