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“While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven.” —Luke 24:51

Office of Public Witness
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The Office of Public Witness
Phone: (202) 543-1126
Fax: (202) 543-7755
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Or write to:
100 Maryland Ave. NE
Ste. 410
Washington, D.C. 20002

Seminars and programs

Is your presbytery focusing on justice issues through public policy? The Presbyterian Office of Public Witness can help you understand proposed legislation affecting how we live together in God's world and how to bring the heart of the gospel to the heart of the nation's capital. In addition, Office of Public Witness staff can assist your congregation in its public policy ministry in other ways, including:

Internship and Summer Fellowship Programs: The Office of Public Witness believes that formation of servant leaders and advocates is vital to the public policy ministry and witness of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).  Find more information about our program and for application information.

Visiting Associate Program: The Office of Public Witness started its Visiting Associate Program in 1986, under which a qualified applicant (who may wish to do sabbatical or study leave) has the opportunity to negotiate working with the permanent staff in addressing public policy issues.

Special Briefings: Office of Public witness associates offer tailored briefings to youth groups and campus ministry groups who wish to call on their Members of Congress in Washington. Please contact the Office of Public Witness for more information.

Coming to Washington?

The Office of Public Witness has compiled travel resources for individuals or groups planning a visit to Washington, D.C. Visitors may use these resources to find accommodation, transportation and other information related to their stay.