Mark Tymm is a born-and-raised BC boy with passions for social justice, interfaith dialogue, the arts, and traveling. He enjoys building friendships with people who challenge his worldview, and thinks Georgian cuisine is the next big thing.
Bio last updated April 30th, 2018.
Articles by Mark Tymm
Excited to Build Bridges
By Mark Tymm
December 13, 2017
Mark Tymm came from one of those families: on Sunday mornings he grew up putting on corduroy pants, buttoned coats, polished shoes, and piling into the van with his family. As he grew, he met more people with different perspectives and patterns (like sleeping in on Sunday!). As his community grows more diverse, he looks forward to building more bridges.
Looking back on life is a scary prospect sometimes, but I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have had so many opportunities to study, grow, challenge my perspectives, refine them, test theory in the real world, and continue to press into my faith as it finds itself in my every day Their primary mandate is to host interfaith workshops across the country, bringing Muslim, Catholic and Protestant leaders together to discuss issues of faith, community engagement, differences, and conflict management These foundational years of childhood taught me about community, selflessness, and introduced me to complex ideas of good, evil, right, wrong, culture, conflict, and long histories