Everyone wants immigration reform, but the country is divided over the difficult questions presented by this debate. Behind each and every argument for one form or another of immigration reform, there is a story, a person, a family, and a community which influences our opinion.
On April 27, 2013, in their conference on Immigration Reformation, New Wine, New Wineskins
will explore these hard questions, and the human component of immigration, while looking at the issues through a biblical lens. The goal of the conference is to present the most pressing immigration issues facing the United States today, to provide a unique look at the church’s role in engaging this debate in compassion and truth, and to consider our own Christian perspectives as citizens of Jesus’ kingdom.
- Lisa Sharon Harper, Director of Mobilizing at Sojourners
- Roxana Campbell, immigrant from El Salvador
- Paul Louis Metzger, Director of the Institute for the Theology of Culture at Multnomah Biblical Seminary
- Adam Estle, volunteer immigration case worker in Arizona
- Reyna Lopez, Organizer for Causa, Oregon’s Immigrant Rights Organization, in the Portland-Metro Area
- Brad Harper, Associate Director of the Institute for the Theology of Culture at Multnomah Biblical Seminary
- Greg Burch, Chair of Intercultural Studies department at Multnomah University
- Mira Conklin, Coordinator of Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice.
Early bird registration, before 4/15:
- $5 - Student (any school)
- $10 - MU staff/faculty/alum
- $20 - General Public
- $10 - Student (any school)
- $15 - MU staff/faculty/alum
- $25 - General Public
“My hope for the conference is to engage in open conversations which are honest and truthful and that complexify the conversation on immigration reform,” said Dr. Paul Louis Metzger, Director of the Institute for the Theology of Culture at Multnomah Biblical Seminary.
Furthermore on discussing the Christian response to these issues Dr. Metzger states, “I hope we as Christians will not base our welcome primarily on the ways in which the new immigrants benefit our society economically, but rather on their shared humanity and need.”
For more information about New Wine, New Wineskins or the Immigration Reformation Conference, contact New Wine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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