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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:

Fall Board Meeting 2015

Sept. 28-29, 2015, Baton Rouge

46th Annual Assembly

March 7-8, 2016, Shreveport

Fall Board Meeting 2016

Sept. 26-27, 2016, New Orleans

47th Annual Assembly

March 6-7, 2017, Monroe

Fall Board Meeting 2017

Sept. 25-26, 2017, Alexandria

Board Meeting ARCHIVES

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The 51st Annual GPB was held on April 15, 2015.   Keynote speaker Dr. Ravi Zachariasspoke to a packed house, with tickets to the event sold out far in advance.  Musical guests included Charles Billingsley.  A video of  the event will soon be available on the GPB website at : www.lagpb.org

 

The 52nd Annual GPB will be held on:

March 16th, 2016

Email info@lagpb.org to reserve a table. Invoices will be mailed in July, 2015.  Individual tickets are available as well.

outline of state, with Baton Rouge feautured

You don't want to miss it!

October 1st:

World

Peace Day

Louisiana World Peace Day web site

2015 World Peace Day Student Invitation

StudentInformation2015

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.

 

 

   

August 29, 2005 – In the early hours of the morning, Katrina made landfall, as the 3rd deadliest hurricane to hit the U.S., with at least 1,833 lives lost, (the first two deadliest hurricanes being the 1900 Galveston hurricane and the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane).  Katrina was also the costliest natural disaster in the history of the United States, causing severe destruction along the Gulf coast from central Florida to Texas.  The most significant number of deaths occurred in New Orleans, Louisiana, where much of the flooding was caused by a levee system that catastrophically failed.    80% of the city of New Orleans and large tracts of neighboring parishes became flooded, and the floodwaters lingered for weeks.  Thousands of homes were destroyed and/or left in irreparable condition.

Memorial events are being planned.   Below please find information on some faith-based events that the LIC has been made aware of:

  (*note - we are removing events from this web-page as they transpire)

City Wide Day of Service, thousands of volunteers of all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience will support over 100 individual projects in seven specific regions of the city Saturday, Aug. 29   (8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., various locations).  

Volunteer Agenda — Saturday, August 29, 2015

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM: Volunteer check-in at project sites

  • 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Volunteer projects, plus Health-Wellness-Opportunity fairs
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Wrap up parties with lunch, entertainment and guest speakers will occur at regional hubs

*All registered volunteers will receive a limited edition t-shirt and access to exclusive seating at the Power of Community event at 5 pm on Saturday afternoon.  Please contact dayofservice@networknola.org with questions.

Katrina Commemoration Event, Smoothie King Center.  Interfaith prayer service, musical & cultural reflections, videos, and keynote speechesAug. 29 at 5 p.m.   Public celebration of Neighborhoods and Second Line.  1501 Dave Dixon Drive, New Orleans, LA  70113

St. Bernard Parish Katrina Memorial Celebration.  Location:   Shell Beach Monument, Shell Beach, LA in St. Bernard Parish.  Saturday, August 29, 9 – 10am.   This event is to remember those who lost their lives in Hurricane Katrina in St. Bernard Parish.

 

Do you know of other Faith-Based Katrina Memorial events?   Please contact us via email or call 225-344-0134.

You can find out more about the city's rebuilding accomplishments and efforts at:  http://katrina10.org.

Just one of the many 'hero' stories:

Coast Guard heroes remember rescues after the storm

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St. Peter Claver Choir led

the worship

Held May 31st, 2015

in New Orleans, LA

     Over 230 people attended the inaugural event “Welcome Home Sunday” on May 31, 2015 at Dillard University in New Orleans.   Thanks to all who braved the pouring rain and flooded streets to be involved!   

     Welcome Home Sunday was born out of the need for further reentry programs where communities of faith reach out to returning citizens with resources and refuge, especially when they come out of prison and are most vulnerable for returning.

Tom Costanza, a Micah partner and the Division Director for Catholic Charities New Orleans, emceed the event.  Rev. Dan Krutz, Executive Director of the Louisiana Interchurch Conference set the tone for the afternoon when he opened by stating, “we need to do some ‘de-incarcerating.’” 

Keynote speaker Archbishop Gregory Aymond, of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans, laid out his recommendation for a 10-point plan for faith communities who seek to make a real difference in the lives of formerly incarcerated:

 

  • Welcome them by name
  • Tell them that "God is the God of a second chance and sometimes a third or fourth chance."
  • Welcome their families and help those families support them.
  • Help them find housing
  • Help them find work
  • Mentor them
  • Challenge them to work toward rehabilitation
  • Invite them into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Help them reconcile with their victims.
  • Be a presence for them so they can become "a people of thanksgiving."

A Call to Prayer

The event was brought to a close by a call to action for Faith Communities. 

 We hope to soon see similar Welcome Home Sunday programs around the state – we’ll keep you posted!

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The 10th Annual Day of Prayer For Protection From Hurricanes was held on

June 1st, 2015

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 2015 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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45 th

 Annual Assembly

March 2nd - 3rd,  2015

     Theme:

“The Church, Towards a Common Vision”

Our 45th Annual Assembly was held at the beautiful retreat center of the United Methodist Church called the Wesley Center, in Woodworth, LA, on March 2nd & 3rd, 2015. 

Photo of Steven Harmon

Dr. Steven R. Harmon

     The keynote speaker was Dr. Steven R. Harmon, a Baptist theologian from Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity in North Carolina. 

     Dr. Harmon has made significant contributions to national and international ecumenical conversations and was actually part of the 2009 WCC Faith and Order Plenary Commission meeting that offered input on a draft of the WCC publication for which the theme of our Assembly was named.

      The Monday Evening Worship Service was held at First United Methodist Church of Alexandria, 2727 Jackson St., Alexandria. 

      The Rev. Cynthia Fierro Harvey, Bishop of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, gave the homily.   

First UMC, Alexandria

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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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