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The Love Anyway podcast

pushes beyond fear, beyond the simple narrative of “us vs. them.” Travel with us as we explore how people are choosing to love, even when it means risking everything.

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Bonus Episode: Season 1 Recap

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the people and stories behind the Love Anyway podcast. Host Erin Wilson joins Ben Irwin, director of communications, for a casual conversation recapping season one with producer Kayla Craig.

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Love Anyway

They fled some of the world’s worst violence. Their future is uncertain. How can you stand in the gap for asylum seekers? This bonus episode features Preemptive Love’s programs manager Jennifer Meyerson and donor relations coordinator Matt Malcom, discussing Preemptive Love’s time-sensitive response to what’s happening at the border. (Show Notes)

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What makes home feel like home? Co-founder Jessica Courtney shares stories from friends in Iraq and Syria who have been displaced and are now remaking their homes. We also hear Jessica tour farms and homes being rebuilt after war. (Show Notes)

Love Anyway

How do you imagine life in Iraq? Meet four Iraqi millennials who are forging their own paths and busting stereotypes along the way. Laugh, cry, and discover what life looks like for young people in Iraq. And if your idea of Iraq is what you’ve seen on TV, you might be in for a surprise. (Show Notes)

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WARNING: This episode contains references to sexual violence that may be triggering to some listeners.

We travel with Matt Malcom to Tijuana to hear the stories of men, women, and children seeking safety at the US/Mexico border. Join us as we discuss the borders we build around our own hearts—and how we can dismantle them. (Show Notes)

Love Anyway

How do we move past fear? Travel with producer Kayla Craig and her pastor husband Jonny as they visit a mosque in the middle of Iowa. Hear from Saadia Qureshi about visiting a mosque as a non-Muslim. (Show Notes)

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Episode 2: The Enemy

Episode 2: The Enemy

Is love worth the risk? Join us as we follow Sadiq’s journey on another aid mission, one that brought food and water to a detention center holding captured ISIS fighters—yes, ISIS. Hear, in Sadiq’s own words, why, even when he came face-to-face with the man who gave orders that resulted in the murder of his friend, he chose to love anyway. (Show Notes)

Love Anyway

Experience one of the darkest, most-terrifying nights in Preemptive Love's history: The night our entire aid team was nearly killed. The night we were caught between an ISIS convoy and US air strikes that mistook us for the enemy. (Show Notes)

Love Anyway

Sneak Peek: Season One

Sneak Peek: Season One

Get a sneak peak into our new podcast as we peel back the curtain of our peacemaking journey, here on the frontlines of war. (Show Notes)