37 episodes

Our world runs on fear. The loudest voices tell you to be afraid of anyone who’s different. But there’s another way. And it starts with each of us. Love Anyway is an immersive storytelling podcast pushing beyond the simple narrative of “us vs them.” Join us as we explore how ordinary people in places like Iraq, Syria, the US, and on the frontlines of conflict where you live are making the extraordinary choice to love in the face of fear. Love Anyway is produced by Preemptive Love.

Love Anyway Preemptive Love

    • Government
    • 4.9, 256 Ratings

Our world runs on fear. The loudest voices tell you to be afraid of anyone who’s different. But there’s another way. And it starts with each of us. Love Anyway is an immersive storytelling podcast pushing beyond the simple narrative of “us vs them.” Join us as we explore how ordinary people in places like Iraq, Syria, the US, and on the frontlines of conflict where you live are making the extraordinary choice to love in the face of fear. Love Anyway is produced by Preemptive Love.

    SPECIAL: Put Your Bodies On The Line

    SPECIAL: Put Your Bodies On The Line

    Showing up on the frontlines where you live is a phrase we use often at Preemptive Love. And in this special episode, we ask: What does it look like to put our bodies on the line in the US today? In the midst of a wave of protests sweeping all 50 states, and on at least four continents, declaring the truth that Black Lives Matter, we have a chance to make our presence matter. Faitth Brooks, director of programs at Be The Bridge, and Nick Mahlstadt, a father of seven from small-town Iowa, join us for compelling conversations on what it means to show up in anti-racism work.

    • 36 min
    Unexpected Empathy: Finding Ourselves in Our Global Neighbors

    Unexpected Empathy: Finding Ourselves in Our Global Neighbors

    In this season finale, Erin Wilson, podcast host and senior field editor, sits down with Jessica Courtney, Preemptive Love's vice president of international programs, for an honest look at what they've learned about themselves as they've cared for others.

    • 17 min
    After Ahmaud Arbery's Killing, Will We Change?

    After Ahmaud Arbery's Killing, Will We Change?

    Ahmaud Arbery’s life is more than a hashtag. The story is all too familiar—men and boys losing their lives for no other reason than that they are Black. In this special episode, we hear from Toni, Preemptive Love’s director of gathering, and her husband Sam Collier about their lived experiences as African Amerian peacemakers living in Georgia, the very state where Ahmaud was murdered. Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, the Colliers act as candid guides helping us confront the violence in our own hearts.

    • 34 min
    When We Gather Again, Who Will We Be?

    When We Gather Again, Who Will We Be?

    We’re looking ahead. Because when all of this is over, we’re going to run hard toward gathering. We need each other. We hear from Vjolca Capri, who gives her first-hand experience of attending a Love Anyway Gathering. As a hijab-wearing Muslim woman, she wasn’t sure what to expect when she attended one. What she experienced surprised her

    • 26 min
    It Starts With a Meal: Healing All That's Tearing Us Apart

    It Starts With a Meal: Healing All That's Tearing Us Apart

    Remember when we used to eat together? In this episode, we travel everywhere from Atlanta to Iraq for a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to gather around the table with strangers. War begins in our heads and hearts long before it reaches our hands. But that also means the solution can begin with us. And sometimes, healing all that’s tearing us apart starts with a meal.

    • 23 min
    BONUS: Stay Home For Us

    BONUS: Stay Home For Us

    COVID-19 anywhere is a threat to everyone, everywhere. In this special bonus episode, Preemptive Love team members call in from around the world to share why they are staying home—and exactly who you are helping when you do the same.

    • 15 min

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4.9 out of 5
256 Ratings

256 Ratings

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A breath of fresh air (and hope!)

This organization and podcast are an absolute breath of fresh air in our world today. While the rest of the world argues over who has the better ideas, PL goes across borders to share stories of folks in the margins. They offer practical advice for how we can talk about social justice issues with our kids and how we can try for actionable change!

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Exactly What We Need Right Now

If you've somehow never heard of Jeremy & the folks at Preemptive Love, make sure you remedy that immediately. This podcast is an incredible chance to hear the folks who are on the ground and in the trenches talk about the world-changing work that they're doing.
There are people who TALK about changing the world, and there are people who DO change the world, and Jeremy and the crew at PLC are DOING the work.
The podcast is filled with inspiring stories, tangible ideas, and concrete ways to move from talk to action.
I cannot recommend it highly enough!

RoaringStar ,

Love Ends War

Thank you for your stories, for your lives of courageous Love. You are ending the reign of Malice and bearing the Dawn of Peace and Healing. You make all the difference.
Thank you for making our dreams come alive: to end war, to wage peace, to reconcile, to rescue, and to empower. Thank you for Loving us enough to share your lives and stories. It’s changing us.

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