Living in the Tension Gathering – 3/19/12

We will be continuing our educational series on conflict resolution for our next Living in the Tension gathering on Monday, March 19th. Michael Pierce will be sharing generalizable principles and models for conflict resolution from his career as a professional mediator. The sessions will help to better equip individuals to step into productive conversations and develop skills to address conflict and improve their interpersonal relationships.

We will be having pizza at the beginning of the gathering this week since we are hosting the Soulforce Equality Ride while they are passing through Chicago. We will be meeting at our usual place on 5255 N. Ashland Ave. in Room 120 at 7pm. The next and final gathering in this series focusing on conflict resolution will be on Monday, April 9th.

We hope to see you there.

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).

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