mclaughlinWILMINGTON, N.C. — Rev. John A. McLaughlin, senior pastor at St. Jude Metropolitan Community Church was selected to be part of a delegation that attended the World Council of Churches Assembly in Busan, South Korea, from Oct. 30-Nov. 8.

The visit was the fifth time MCC representatives attended openly.

McLaughlin served at chair of MCC’s ecumenical and Inter-religious team. He is no stranger to working for social and religious justice around the world. He is a member of the Ministerial Roundtable in Wilmington which focuses on race relations, is active with Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians, Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

The council welcomed 5,000 delegates from a variety of denominations. MCC was able to share its story with them.


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