Jeremy moved to Iraq at the height of the civil war, splitting work between the embattled city of Kirkuk, Sulaymaniyah, and remote Islamist strongholds.
After meeting a little girl in a local café who needed a lifesaving heart surgery, Jeremy and Jessica Courtney ventured into a life of service for which they were totally unprepared.
For over 15 years, Jeremy has worked alongside local peacemakers in some of the world's most dangerous conflict zones. His "preemptive love" theory of change has taken him and the HUMANITE founders to the frontlines of revolution and war in Fallujah, Mosul, Damascus, Aleppo, Cairo, Khartoum, and beyond to serve those in need and meet with top leaders, warlords, and terrorists about the rise and fall of peace.
Jeremy's work has been covered by CNN, the BBC, Al-Jazeerah, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.
From Pres. Jimmy Carter's Human Rights Defenders Forum, to the International Peace Conference for the Korean Peninsula, to the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Jeremy has had the honor of sharing the stage with changemakers from across the globe.
Love Anyway, Jeremy's second book, was released to popular acclaim in 2019, with NYT-bestselling authors calling it "beautifully written", "a must-read", and "deeply subversive."
Jeremy lives in Iraq with his wife Jessica and their children, Emma and Micah.
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