Tony Campolo to address Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church

July 1st, 2008

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NEWBERG, Ore. – Tony Campolo, popular pastor, author, and speaker, will be the featured speaker at this year’s Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church annual sessions.

Campolo will speak on the conference theme “Bring Forth the Kingdom” during 7 p.m. services Monday, July 21, through Wednesday, July 23. The annual meeting will take place in Bauman Auditorium on the George Fox University campus in Newberg, Ore., on July 19-24. He also will discuss his most recent work and sign books at Chapters Books and Coffee at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 22. Chapters is located on 701 E. First Street in Newberg, Ore.

Campolo founded the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, which works to assist at-risk youth in the U.S. and in third world countries to obtain an education. He is also well-known for being one of the spiritual advisers to Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. He has written 35 books, the most recent of which are “Letters to a Young Evangelical,” “The God of Intimacy and Action,” and “Red Letter Christians, A Citizen’s Guide to Faith and Politics.”

The Friends annual sessions are a time of fellowship, worship, and business for members of the Friends Church. This year’s meeting includes 27 workshops for adults, youth leadership sessions, and children’s programs. For more information, visit the conference web page at nwfriends.org/ym-sessions.

George Fox University is the only Christian university in the Pacific Northwest classified by U.S. News & World Report as a national university. More than 3,200 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem, and Redmond Ore., and Boise, Idaho. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, five seminary degrees, and 12 master’s and doctoral degrees.

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Contact:Colin Saxon
Yearly Meeting Superintendent
503-538-9419
csaxton@nwfriends.org

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