Posts tagged WAR
Featured Peacemaker: Jeremy Courtney

He’s had death threats and fatwas issued against him, his staff arrested on false charges, and his house broken into and bugged by friends who turned out to be spies. But that's not stopping him. Jeremy started the organization he calls Preemptive Love in an effort to heal broken hearts in Iraq, both physically and spiritually. Providing lifesaving heart surgeries for Iraqi children and training local doctors and nurses, Preemptive Love is not only mending physical hearts and saving lives but creating peace between communities and re-shaping the way people view their “enemies.”

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From Perpetual War to Building Peace

The U.S. is moving away from the state of perpetual war that has marked the post 9/11 era. President Obama’s May 23 speech on counterterrorism policy makes a strong case for moving the country in the direction of new, more comprehensive strategies that address root causes of terrorism as well as its violent manifestations. He rightly notes that “force alone cannot make us safe” and that perpetual war “will prove self-defeating, and alter our country in troubling ways.”

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