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Andrew Marin is the President and Founder of The Marin Foundation, which over the past dozen years has been widely credited with creating a new cultural category of building bridges between the LGBT community and social, theological, and political conservatives. Andrew is an award winning author of two books and a DVD curriculum, and also publishes his academic research in theology and political journals.

Andrew regularly lectures at universities and facilitates trainings for community groups around the world, and since 2010 has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and theological aspects of reconciliation. His bridge building work has been called a model of hope for the future by the BBC; described as blocking hate with love by CNN; and was #1 on BuzzFeed’s list of restoring faith in humanity.

Andrew has degrees in Applied Psychology (BA), Urban Studies and Social Change (MA), and is earning a PhD in Constructive Theology and Ethics from the University of St. Andrews, where he is currently researching and teaching on the theology and praxis of reconciliation between victims and their perpetrators. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can connect with him on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and the blog of The Marin Foundation.