FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2, 2002
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-Evelyn Coleman, a junior religion/psychology
major at Birmingham-Southern College, has been chosen to represent
the United States as a Global Steward at the 2002 convention of
the World Council of Churches this summer.
Coleman will travel to WCC headquarters in Geneva,
Switzerland, in August to serve among thousands of WCC convention
delegates while learning firsthand about ecumenism-Christian cooperation
and unity. She is one of only 40 students worldwide, aged 20-30,
selected for the program.
For one month, Coleman will help coordinate the
logistics of worship, meetings, and discussions for more than 340
Christian denominations that participate in WCC, as well as interact
with fellow students from both affluent and developing counties
around the world.
A native of Columbus, Miss., Coleman is the daughter
of Geraldine Coleman and the late Jim Coleman.
The World Council of Churches, currently celebrating
its 75th anniversary, is an international fellowship of more than
500 million Christians in 120 countries that seeks to unite all