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July 2, 2002

Birmingham-Southern College student selected for world stewardship program

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 Christian traditions.


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