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The LIC employs a Farm Advocate,  and occasionally small grants are available for household needs for farmers affected by disasters.

Upcoming Board Meetings:

44th Annual Assembly

(NEW DATES!) March 31st and April 1st, 2013, in Lake Charles

Fall Board Meeting 2014

Sept. 22-23, 2014, Lafayette

45th Annual Assembly

March 2-3, 2015, Alexandria

Fall Board Meeting 2015

Sept. 21-22, 2015, Baton Rouge

Board Meeting ARCHIVES

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The 50th Annual GPB was held on March 12th, 2014.   A wonderful time of fellowship and prayer for our State and Leaders!!   Keynote speaker was Gov. Mike Huckabee.   Tickets to the event were sold out well in advance.   A video of  the event is available on the GPB website at : www.lagpb.org

The 51st Annual GPB will be held on:

April 15th, 2015

outline of state, with Baton Rouge feautured

You don't want to miss it!

October 1st:

World

Peace Day

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BREAKING

Down Walls

    

"For He is our peace, who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall..."

  

EPHESIANS 2:14

The L.I.C. periodically holds Ecumenical Orientation Conferences around the state.  Watch our website and/or newsletters for the schedule of the next "Breaking Down Walls" event.

Click here for information from the first workshop held and to find links to some of the presentations used for each workshop.

On the light side -

After the Tornado

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Bible Sales

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Boudreaux's Confession

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Laughing with our Members

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Reading Romeo & Juliette?  

  Find out why....

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Louisiana Interfaith Disaster Recovery Network, Inc.

 

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No greater love...

 

A Blessed Easter to

you and yours

44

 

th

       Annual Assembly

  

March 31st-April 1st, in Lake Charles - Thanks to all who attended!

The working theme was: 

“Revisioning the Church, Mission and Christ’s Call to Unity”

       

     The Keynote Speaker, was the Rev. Dr. Robert Welsh, President of the Council on Christian Unity of the Christian Church-Disciples of Christ.  

      Dr. Welsh has made significant contributions to national and international ecumenical conversations.

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Presentation One  or   Presentation Two

Dr. Welsh

The public was cordially invited

to all Speaker Sessions and to the Monday Evening Worship Service.

             Conference delegates were treated to a first-hand look at the beautiful and historic Downtown area of Lake Charles.  Activities included a banquet for delegates at the historic and beautifully refurbished Calcasieu Marine National Bank.

The main vault is a sight to see.  Rev. Larry Miller, LIC Treasurer, pictured.

The main hall at Calcasieu Marine Nat'l Bank, where we had a meal catered in.

Eagles sit atop every column inside the beautiful bank bldg.

                Business Session highlights included the passing of a Resolution regarding Predatory Payday Lending.   The LIC Public Policy Task Force is encouraging all to review  this matter and lend your voice to help support the unfortunate victims of these lending practices.  Urge your Senators to support Senate Bill 84 with an amendment reducing the maximum number of loans to 5.     Click here for info. on how to contact members of the LA State Finance Committee.  More info. can be found regarding predatory payday lending at http://www.labudget.org/lpb/paydaylendingquickfacts/ .

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            Over 100 worshippers attended the Evening Ecumenical Worship Service at Sacred Heart Church, on Mill Street in Lake Charles.  The Rt. Rev. Jacob Owensby, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of W. LA, gave the homily.   Reverend Clyde Thomas was the hosting pastor, with Deacon Edward Lavine coordinating details.  The service included the installation of new and re-elected officers and the incoming President, Bishop Shelton Fabre, of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux. 

             We'll be posting some more pictures soon!  

                    Hurry back to our site!

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Juvenile Justice Conference

     held in Baton Rouge on

   February 13, 2014

Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative

Mr. Bryan Stevenson

Executive Director of
Equal Justice Initiative

 Keynote Speaker:

Mr. Stevenson has won national acclaim for his work challenging bias against the poor and people of color in the criminal justice system. Since graduating from Harvard Law School and the Harvard School of Government, he has assisted in securing relief for dozens of condemned prisoners, advocated for poor people and developed community-based reform litigation aimed at improving the administration of criminal justice. He also is on the law faculty at New York University School of Law.

 

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Mary Livers, Deputy Secretary, Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice
Ms. Gina Womack, Director of Families & Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children
Ms. Dana Kaplan, Executive Director of the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana

Tracie L. Washington, Esq., President/CEO of Louisiana Justice Institute
Rev. Donald Hunter, Founder of the Black Family Initiative in Baton Rouge
Rev. Lisa Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, APEX Youth Center of New Orleans
Dr. Juan Barthelemy, Assistant Professor, LSU School of Social Work
Representative Patricia Haynes Smith, of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus
Representative Edward 'Ted' James, of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus

Thanks to all participants!

The Conference was well attended, with over 100 participants! Attendees included Judges, Lawyers, Social Workers, Students, and others.

We will be gathering presentation material that can be posted here on the website.

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THEME:

At-Risk Youth

in an era of racial

and social

inequality

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Hope is in Working Hands,

Ours and Theirs


Our thanks to the John Shaw Field Foundation for providing a grant to make this Juvenile Justice Conference possible


Thanks to all who joined us in West Monroe for our

Fall Board Meeting! 

Held at:

 on September 23rd & 24th

Our theme was: “Enunciating Consensus in the

Churches in the early 21st Century”

Around 40 persons from around the state attended the Board Meeting, with many more attending the Evening Ecumenical Worship Service on Monday evening, Sept. 23, 2013

The Keynote Speaker was the Rev. Dr. Ted Campbell, of Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, TX.   Dr. Campbell has served as pastor of United Methodist congregations, and has taught at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Duke Divinity School, and Wesley Theological Seminary. He served as president of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary from 2001 through 2005, and now serves as Associate Professor of Church History at Perkins School of Theology at SMU in Dallas.   He served from 1992-2002 as a member of the Faith and Order Working Group of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA.

Rev. Dr. Ted Campbell 

The Rev. Dr. Ted Campbell

  

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Speaker Presentations

Our thanks to Rev. George M. Wortham, PhD and the congregation at Highland Presbyterian Church there, for hosting us for this Board Meeting and the Evening Ecumenical Worship Service.   Many thanks to all of our participants, and to the Rev. Joseph Hill, current LIC President, for presiding over the meetings.  Two new Judicatories were added as members to the LIC!   Our thanks as well to the Rev. Dale Farley of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America-North Texas/North Louisiana Synod, for preaching the evening sermon, with others contributing to the service as well.

Please click here for more information and photos from the Board Meeting

The 8th Annual Day of Prayer For Protection From Hurricanes was held on

June 1st, 2013

and prayers of thanksgiving for many answered prayers

Even as we continue to remember those affected by previous Hurricanes, we lift up prayers for protection

from future hurricanes. 

There is only One who can calm the storms in our lives!

Click here for the 2013 proclamation from the Governor

Prayers for June 1st and beyond

God our Father, Creator of the Universe and Lord over all creation, we humbly stand before you as your children in thanksgiving for your loving care and protection. We ask that you keep us safe from all hurricanes which may threaten us in the coming season. Protect us from all fear and anxiety of storms and give us an ardent trust and hope in Your love and mercy. You alone bring peace, calm and safety. Father, we thank you in advance, for You are our only Refuge. We ask this through Jesus Christ Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

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God, Our Father, Creator and Lord of the universe, You have set the earth on its foundation and all the elements of nature obey Your command. We humbly beseech You to keep us safe from all dangers and calm the storms that threaten us. May we be secure in Your loving protection and serve You always with grateful hearts. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever. Amen.

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Louisiana Interchurch Conference

Mission Statement: 

“To live the faith we hold in common”

LIC—What is its Purpose?  Recognizing that Jesus calls all people to be one, the Louisiana Interchurch Conference, representing diverse communions, strives to proclaim in word and deed to the people, churches and institutions of Louisiana that faith which we hold in common, in the hope that by our common witness we will grow toward greater unity in Christ Jesus.

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