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 [Read More...]

Tuesday, Dec. 13th Living in the Tension

For the next Living in the Tension community gathering on Tuesday, December 13th, we will be watching Trembling before G-d. The documentary features intimately told personal stories of Hasidic and Orthodox Jews who are gay and lesbian and gives a window into their lives as they they seek to navigate their religious tradition. Regardless of where [Read More...]

Living in the Tension – Tuesday, November 29

Instead of gathering at our usual meeting place this week for our Living in the Tension community gathering, we will be gathering in the “SAGE Room” on the 2nd floor at the Center on Halsted (3656 N. Halsted St.) at 7pm on Tuesday, November 29th. Br. Michael Oboza, a good friend who regularly attends our [Read More...]

Monday Nov. 7 Living in the Tension

For the upcoming Living in the Tension community gathering on November 7th, our friend Shawn Harrison will be sharing with the group about a part of his journey with faith and sexuality followed by a Q&A portion. Shawn is a youth pastor who has same-sex attractions but has chosen to pursue marriage with his wife [Read More...]

Monday Oct. 17 Living in the Tension

In light of October being LGBT History Month, we will be watching the documentary Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin for our next Living in the Tension community gathering on Monday, October 17th. We will meet at our regular location on 5255 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago a little earlier at 6:45pm. Bayard Rustin (pictured right with [Read More...]

Tuesday Oct 4 Living in the Tension – Guest Speaker, UK Author & Professor Keith Sharpe

On Tuesday, October 4th at 7pm at 5255 N. Ashland Ave Room 120, British author and professor Keith Sharpe is going to be speaking about his new book The Gay Gospels. He is currently on a book tour throughout the United States and has decided to make a stop in Chicago with us! You can check [Read More...]

Monday Sept. 19 Living in the Tension

We will be meeting this upcoming Monday (September 19th) at 7pm for our Living in the Tension community gathering. We will be continuing our discussion on privilege by touching on cisgender privilege this week. If you are in the area, feel free to join us at 5255 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Hope to see [Read More...]

9/8 Living in the Tension Gathering

We will be meeting tonight (September 8th) at 7pm for our next Living in the Tension community gathering. As usual, we will be gathering in Room 120 at 5255 N. Ashland Avenue in Chicago. We will be looking at examples of heterosexual and cisgender privilege and discussing what we can do about it in our [Read More...]

Jay Bakker at Roscoe’s

At our last large Living in the Tension gathering at Roscoe’s in Boystown on July 6th, Jay Bakker was our featured speaker for the night. You can check it out below and the video starts to come in around 20 seconds. You can check out some pictures of the event here. If you have an upcoming [Read More...]

8/10 Living in the Tension

We will be meeting tonight for our Living in the Tension community gathering at 7pm. If you are around Chicago, we will be meeting on 5255 N. Ashland Ave. in Room 120. We will be touching on the topic of heteronormativity tonight and hope you can join us. Much love. www.themarinfoundation.org [Read more...]

July 26 Living in the Tension

If you are around Chicago, we will be meeting tonight for our Living in the Tension community gathering on 5255 N. Ashland Ave. in Room 120 at 7pm. We will be watching a documentary on transgender children and discussing the film afterwards. We hope to see you there Much love. www.themarinfoundation.org [Read more...]

Tonight’s Living in the Tension w/Jay Bakker at Roscoes Bar in Boystown!

Tonight, starting at 7pm at Roscoe’s (3356 N. Halsted St.) in Boystown, is our next large group Living in the Tension gathering featuring Jay Bakker. Jay Bakker, author and co-pastor of Revolution NYC, a church that meets at a bar in Brooklyn will be sharing about his personal journey with his parents and faith and about his recent book Fall to [Read More...]

6/21 Living in the Tension

We will be gathering tonight to prepare for our presence at the Chicago Pride Parade. If you plan on attending the parade with us, we ask that you come by the gathering on 5255 N. Ashland Ave. in Room 120 at 7pm. If you ordered a t-shirt for the event, you can pick it up [Read More...]

Living in the Tension with Jay Bakker

Our next Living in the Tension gathering at Roscoe’s (3356 N. Halsted St.) on July 6th at 7pm will feature Jay Bakker. Jay Bakker, author and co-pastor of Revolution NYC, a church that meets at a bar in Brooklyn will be sharing about his personal journey with his parents and faith and about his recent book [Read More...]


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