Living in the Tension Gathering – Mon. 3/11

This past week, a document titled ‘Report on eliminating Gender Stereotypes in the EU (European Union)’ was introduced on International Women’s Day. The report was put together with the intention of advocating for effective sanctions on the companies and individuals promoting the sexualization of girls. The report caused an uproar across the blogosphere as some believe that it is laying the groundwork for internet censorship. The European Parliament will be voting on whether to endorse the conclusions of the report prepared by the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality on March 12th.

With all the articles being written on the matter, we thought we would discuss the matter at hand along with talking about our thoughts on pornography – Are civil liberties the main thing that should taken into consideration? Should the impact that the porn industry has on others be taken into account? What (if any) impact does pornography have on women in particular and gender equality? How does its usage effect us personally?

We will be meeting on 5255 N. Ashland Ave. this Monday, March 11th. You can find us in Room 124 at 7pm. If you’re available beforehand, we will be meeting at 5:15pm at Lady Gregory’s on 5260 N. Clark St. to hang out and have a bite to eat and we would love to have you join us.

We hope to see you there!

Much love.

About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation ( He is the award winning author of two books and a DVD curriculum, and his new book Us Versus Us: The Untold Story of Religion & the LGBT Community, will release June 2016. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and Christian involvement in reconciliation. He is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland where he is researching and teaching at the University of St. Andrews, earning his PhD in Divinity. His research focuses on the theology and praxis of social reconciliation between victims and their perpetrators. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can find him elsewhere on Twitter (@Andrew_Marin), Facebook (AndrewMarin01), and Instagram (@andrewmarin1).