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June 18, 2008

Birmingham-Southern student chosen to attend poverty seminar at United Methodist Church board of global ministries

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College student Haley Mills, a Spanish major from Fayette, has been selected as one of 15 young adults from across the U.S. to attend the 2008 Living Justice seminar of the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church in New York, N.Y.

Mills, who will be a junior at BSC in the fall, will attend the conference from June 28-July 2 in New York City. The purpose of the four-day seminar program, organized by the Office of Deaconess and Home Missioner of the General Board of Global Ministries, is to bring together young adults ages 20-35 to explore new directions and social justice issues.

The conference, titled “Poverty: Community, Life and Land,” will focus on poverty and its connection to the land. Participants will explore social justice implications in these issues of poverty and meet with leaders in the field as well as representatives from United Methodist agencies and their partners such as Bread for the World. The seminar is intended to provide an opportunity for knowledge and faith to intersect with commitment to justice, nurture the commitment, and provide resources for the conversation to launch a journey of service.

Mills, a graduate of Fayette County High School, is the daughter of Robert and Leeanna Mills. She is a member of First United Methodist Church of Fayette.

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