Interview: Jeremy Courtney, The Preemptive Love Coalition
This post is very unusual. I don’t normally cover things that are not photo related. But, hey, it is my blog and I can cover what I want. While I was in Thailand back in August, I was able to sit down with Jeremy Courtney. Jeremy is one of the cofounders of the Preemptive Love Coalition, we had a nice long conversation about his work in Northern Iraq among the Kurds. I bring you this conversation because the Preemptive Love Coalition has become an amazing force in helping Kurdish children in northern Iraq and you should know about it. This is one of the most youthful and aggressive NGOs I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with and I wanted to share some of that with you. After listening to this interview I want you to head over to the website of preemptivelove.org and poke around and see what they’re doing. These guys have a great website that is clever, visually exciting, and dare I say it; hip. I think this is in many ways where the NGO world is going to have to go in short time. These guys know how to market, use the net and social media. You can follow preemptive love, and each child’s surgery on twitter HERE. I hope you enjoy the interview, learn something and maybe feel compelled to get involved. It is true they are unabashedly Christians, who link Kurdish Muslims in Iraq with Jewish doctors in Israel and Turk doctors in Turkey, it’s a strange world. Spread the word and let’s get involved. Let’s stop standing on the sideline when there’s opportunities to get in the game.