Humbled by Mention from LGBT website

The LGBT site MyOutSpirit recently wrote a really special (in my mind) article comparing The Marin Foundation’s work in the neighborhood of Boystown to a number of other incarnational organizations focused on love, including Mother Teresa’s work in India. You can read the full article here.

MyOutSpirit gets us. They see that we’re here in Boystown not trying to change anyone’s orientation, but rather living out our faith as best as we know how – through Jesus in love. It’s not our job to convict or judge … it’s ours to love. Thanks MyOutSpirit for recognizing that and being bold enough to say it as well.

Much love.

www.themarinfoundation.org

About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation (www.themarinfoundation.org). He is author of the award winning book Love Is an Orientation (2009), its interactive DVD curriculum (2011), and recently an academic ebook titled Our Last Option: How a New Approach to Civility can Save the Public Square (2013). Andrew is a regular contributor to a variety of media outlets and frequently lectures at universities around the world. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and theological aspects of reconciliation. For twelve years he lived in the LGBT Boystown neighborhood of Chicago, and is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland, where he is teaching and researching at the University of St. Andrews earning his PhD in Constructive Theology with a focus on the Theology of Culture. Andrew's research centers on the cultural, political, and religious dynamics of reconciliation. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can find him elsewhere on Twitter (@Andrew_Marin), Facebook (AndrewMarin01), and Instagram (@andrewmarin1).

  • wackywilliams

    thank you Andrew for this post! I’m so glad they reconise the good work your doing & it also helped me with ideals on how to reach out in my community, I’m planning a outreach at a drag show at the local bar. & have been trying to reserch everything & anything for advice on how to reach out effectively & not turn people off. I. had thought of trying a hookup sight but had been nervous that it wouldn’t. be effective.


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