Parsons to join Office of Public Witness in webinar on general assembly issues

August 19, 2010

Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons will join the staff of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness (OPW) for a webinar on Thursday, September 16 from 11:15 a.m. until noon. The webinar will present the public policy-related Overtures approved by the 2010 General Assembly.  The webinars periodically conducted by the Office of Public Witness provide an opportunity for Presbyterians at the local level to learn about and share in the development of priorities for the office and the larger church.  The Rev. Dr. J.Herbert Nelson II, Director of the OPW, has invited representatives of local congregations and presbyteries to participate in the webinar through their computers. Log-in information will be released on August 23rd.

In addition to Dr. Nelson and Dr. Parsons, other presenters will be Catherine Gordon, Representative for International Issues, and Leslie Woods, Representative for Domestic and Environmental Issues in the PC(USA) Washington office.  Each of them will discuss the Overtures approved in their areas of expertise, responding to questions from the audience and  describing how the Overtures relate to initiatives likely to be considered in the current Congress and the upcoming session of Congress (2011-2012), which will convene in January.

  1. Does one have to have been specifically invited to participate in the webinar scheduled for Thurs., Sept. 16, or can anyone take part? Please advise. Thank you.

    by Ben Boyd

    August 20, 2010

  2. retired mission co worker in venezuela, south america, would like a clarifying of war strategy to the area around venezuela. much movement on new bases here, and folks in latin america are anxious. please keep in touch with ecumenical delegation whigh will visit colombia, venezuela and ecuador this month. thank you

    by rev donna laubach moros, honorably retired

    August 19, 2010