Living in the Tension Gathering – Tuesday, Jan. 10th

After a little break for the holidays, we’re ready to get back at it with the Living in the Tension community gatherings. In line with this time of the year, we will be reflecting on instances in the past where efforts related to building bridges with those different than ourselves could have gone better to help us step forward in productive ways this year. We will also be taking time to hear thoughts about what individuals would like to address in the gatherings over the next year. We would still love to hear your thoughts even if you are not able to make it to the gatherings, so let us know about topics and issues that you feel would be worth working through and discussing.

We will be meeting this upcoming Tuesday, January 10th, at 7pm. We will be at 5255 N. Ashland Ave. in Room 120.

Much love.


About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation ( 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).