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New Wine Event Promotes Reaching Out to Ex-Offenders

3/19/2007

On April 14, New Wine, New Wineskins will a host daylong event titled, "Free the Captive: Removing the Offense to the Ex-Offender ." The event will be held at Central Bible Church and will feature keynote speaker Dr. John Perkins of the John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation and Development . Dr. Perkins will give a two-part lecture on The Call to Community Development.

Dr. Paul Louis Metzger , director of The Institute for the Theology of Culture: New Wine, New Wineskins, will present a lecture titled, Folsom Prison Blues Revisited. There will also be break-out sessions, a panel discussion with community leaders, and testimonials. Proceedings will be moderated by Pastor Henry Greenidge of Irvington Covenant Church .

Central Bible Church is adjacent to Multnomah's campus on Glisan Street. Registration for the April 14th event begins at 8:00am, and the conference runs from 9:00am until 5:00pm. Admission is $5.00 for students and $10.00 for non-students. Please contact Sarah Speed, New Wine, New Wineskins' administrative coordinator, at 503-251-6767 if you have any questions.

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"Free the Captive: Removing the Offense to the Ex-Offender," is part of New Wine, New Wineskins' weeklong spring conference, "For the Least of These ." The conference will be held in various locations in Portland, Oregon, April 10th-15th, 2007. Dr. Perkins will be speaking at a variety of venues in the Portland area, including Multnomah Bible College and Multnomah Biblical Seminary chapels on the mornings of the 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th, Cedar Mill Bible Church's morning services on Sunday, April 15th, and Imago Dei Community on the evening of the 15th.