Six Places We're Visiting On Our Upcoming American Tour—Will We See You?

A photo of Preemptive Love Coalition staff speaking at Calvin College.

I recently sat across a table from a white, middle-class, 20-something American man from Texas and it was just so...wonderful.

No, I wasn't having tea with a mirror.

When we aren't helping Fallujan babies get heart operations, we're constantly encouraging you to engage 'the other,' to find someone radically different from yourself—preferably someone you would deem an 'enemy'—and to connect with them. You get extra points for learning from them, and even more points for loving them when they treat you poorly.

But there is something really sweet about connecting and refreshing with like-minded people, and that's why our recent trips across the United States have felt like a breath of fresh air. We speak the same language, we agree that Mayo on fries is nasty, and we share a common cultural heritage. Not to mention you guys teach us so much!

A photo of Jeremy Courtney and Cody Fisher at Calvin College for the January Series.

The eyes-wide-open passion of the students and faculty at Cedarville University, Bryan College, Taylor University, Calvin College, and Pepperdine University blew us away; it gave us hope.

So, to all the individuals and institutions who have hosted us in recent days: THANK YOU!

Your role in the Coalition is invaluable—you're saving lives in Iraq, and you're certainly making ours better.

A photo of Jeremy Courtney speaking at Calvin College's January Series.

We're headed back to the States this month for a series of speaking engagements, and we'd love to see you! Check the listing below to see if we'll be in your area, or leave us a comment/send me an email if you'd like to host one of our staff for a dialogue about enemy-love, peacemaking, or our development work in Iraq.

Houston Baptist University - February 19 - Houston

The Justice Conference - February 22+23 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Loft Church - February 23-24 - The Woodlands, Texas

Ecclesia Church - February 24 - Houston, Texas

Eastgate Community Church - February 25 - Cincinnati, Ohio

Cedarville University - February 27 - Cedarville, Ohio

A photo of Jeremy Courtney and a faculty member at Calvin College.

Photo Credit: Calvin College

About Matthew Willingham

Matt Willingham is Preemptive Love's Senior Field Editor and writes primarily on politics, history, general updates and visual peacemaking through photography and film.


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Six Places We're Visiting On Our Upcoming American Tour—Will We See You?
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