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.