Michael McLean Helping to Promote World Congress of Families
Award-winning LDS musician Michael McLean is coming to the Washington, D.C., area the weekend of August 18-19 to help promote the upcoming “World Congress of Families – Washington, D.C.”
He will appear in concert Saturday, August 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Washington, D.C., Temple Visitors Center. At 7:00 p.m. the next night, Sunday, August 19, he will be the main speaker at the center’s “Why I Believe” Fireside. Both events at the Visitors Center are free, of course, and open to the public.
McLean is one of three LDS musicians who will perform at the October 26-27 “World Congress of Families – Washington, D.C.”
Maurice McBride, General Secretary for the October conference, says McLean is an ideal choice for the conference on families. “Brother McLean has touched the hearts of countless numbers of parents and children, especially adoptive parents and children, with his songs about adoption.”
McLean was recently recognized by Families Supporting Adoption (FSA) with FSA’s Adoption Hall of Fame Award for his three songs, “From God’s Arms, To My Arms, To Yours,” “The Gift We Could Not Give Each Other,” and “Yours,”
McBride explains that the “World Congress of Families – Washington, D.C.,” is a conference for all persons interested in maintaining and strengthening the family as the fundamental unit of society.
Distinguished speakers from the LDS, Roman Catholic, Evangelical Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim faiths will discuss a variety of subjects having to do with defending the family against what McBride calls “the cultural assault on families” being waged at the international, national, state, and local levels.
“One of the great benefits of attending the conference,” says McBride, “will be the appreciation gained for the depth of feelings shared by persons of varying religious beliefs in the importance of the traditional family. It gives one hope for the future.”
Information on the “World Congress of Families – Washington, D.C.” is available at www.worldcongress-dc.org, or by calling Family Action Council International toll free at (866) 216-9964.
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