President and Founder
Andrew Marin |
Andrew Marin is the President and Founder of The Marin Foundation.
He has a BA in Applied Psychology from the University of Illinois-Chicago, an MA in Urban Studies and Social Change from Eastern University, and is currently earning his PhD from St. Mary's College at the University of St. Andrews in Constructive Theology and Ethics.
research centers on the theology and praxis of social reconciliation between victims and their perpetrators.
is the author of the award winning and bestselling book Love Is an Orientation (2009), its interactive six-session DVD Curriculum (2011), and the ebook Our Last Option: How a New Approach to Civility Can Save the Public Square(2013).
Since 2010 Andrew
has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and theological aspects of reconciliation.
regularly lectures and facilitates trainings around the world, and his
speech Homophobia and Bridging from within the Evangelical Church
, given on Capitol Hill the night before the Inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2009, is archived in the Smithsonian Museum
in Washington, DC.
For twelve years Andrew
lived in the LGBTQ Boystown neighborhood of Chicago
, where The Marin Foundation
headquarters are still located, and he
is now based in St. Andrews, Scotland researching and teaching.
Andrew is married to Brenda, who also works with The Marin Foundation.
Brenda currently lives in St. Andrews, Scotland with her husband Andrew