Living in the Tension Gathering – 3/5/12

For our next Living in the Tension community gathering on Monday, March 5th, Michael Pierce will be joining us to kick off a series of gatherings where he will be sharing insights with us in relation to his career in the field of conflict resolution and mediation. Michael will be sharing generalizable principles and models for conflict resolution that will help to better equip individuals to step into productive conversations and develop skills to address conflict and improve their interpersonal relationships. This first session will be touching on different styles of addressing conflict along with a self-assessment survey to help us identify our standard way of addressing conflicts.

We will be meeting on 5255 N. Ashland Ave. in Room 120 at 7pm this upcoming Monday. If you would like to mark your calendar, the next session on conflict resolution will be on Monday, March 19th, at the same time and place.

Much love.

Living in the Tension: Come and Discuss the Challenge of Heteronormativity and Cisnormativity
Living in the Tension Gathering – Dec 15th
An Ethic of Inclusion
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).