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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 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 52nd Annual GPB was held on:

March 23, 2016

Email info@lagpb.org for more info. or to reserve a table for next year.   Individual tickets will be available as well.

outline of state, with Baton Rouge feautured

Annual Governor's Prayer Breakfast --

You don't want to miss it!

More info at : www.lagpb.org

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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Held annually on

October 1st:

World

Peace Day

Louisiana World Peace Day web site

Louisiana Interfaith Disaster Recovery Network, Inc.

 

 

 

 

LA Youth

Justice Day

Raise the Age-Logo (2)

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Statement in Response to the Shooting of Baton Rouge Police on Sunday, July 17, 2016

 

    The hearts of people in Baton Rouge are deeply grieved over the tragic and senseless loss of three law enforcement officers who were the victims of a shooting on Sunday morning, July 17 near the Baton Rouge Police offices on Airline Highway.  We join with others calling for prayers for those who grieve the loss of these loved ones and particularly for the families of the fallen policemen, Montrell Jackson, Matthew Gerald, and Brad Garafola.  Our prayers continue for the additional police officers injured.  As Governor Edwards said, “This is an unspeakable and unjustified attack on all of us at a time when we need unity and healing.”  We encourage the prayers of people throughout Louisiana as Baton Rouge recovers from these sad days.

We invite those in the Baton Rouge area

to join in these prayer vigils: 

The United Methodist Church and clergy from the greater Baton Rouge area will gather this Thursday, July 21, 2016,  at Noon in Town Square on North Blvd., downtown Baton Rouge, for a time of prayer for our brokenhearted city. Free parking is available at FUMC Baton Rouge (919 America Street) and there will be a shuttle running from FUMC BR to Town Square.  If you are unable to attend in person, we invite you to pray wherever you are at 12:00 Noon.

A prayer vigil will be held this Friday night, July 22, 2016, beginning at 7pm at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1358 South Street, Baton Rouge, LA, (225) 344-6931, with participants from many denominations.  Hosting pastor is the Rev. Herman Kelly, who encourages prayer and support of our law enforcement community particularly in response to Sunday's shootings.

   We request that all take the time to pray and continue to find positive ways to address the scourge of racism, recognizing that racism comes in many forms and is not limited to any class of people.   We invite and encourage Christians of different denominations, backgrounds and races to work together in building bridges of trust and understanding to turn this tragedy into a greater sense of unity.  The leadership of the Louisiana Interchurch Conference is committed to work with churches throughout the State to overcome barriers of racism and various forms of injustice so that the peace of which Christ spoke may become a living reality in our communities.   We offer prayer as well to stop the vicious cycle of violence that began with the death of Alton Sterling on July 5th.  We know that blue lives matter and we know that black lives matter.  We are ready to join with others in working together so that a day will come when all lives truly matter. 

 

    The Louisiana Interchurch Conference is planning a new initiative to address the underlying problems of racism and other injustices that are manifested in the problems that we face in Louisiana.  As we move forward in this effort we will share our results.  We welcome other institutions and people of goodwill to join us in collaboration as we strive to achieve these goals.

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Find out more about WHS

Save the date!

August 21, 2016

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church

Baton Rouge, LA

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Children's Anti-Poverty Initiative

Click here to find out more about the Bread or Stones program

or click here to contact us.

...What man is there of you, whom if

his son ask bread, will he give him

a stone?        Matthew 7:9

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The 46th Annual Assembly

  of the Louisiana Interchurch Conference

was held March 7th-8th, 2016,

at Peaceful Rest Missionary Baptist Church

in Shreveport, LA

Around 50 people gathered from around the state to hear speakers and participate in table discussions, with the theme being:

The Church, Social Justice and Racial Reconciliation

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Melva

Turner-Williams, Ph.D.

Dr. Melva Turner-Williams, (Executive Associate to the Chancellor, Southern University of Shreveport, LA), was the speaker on Monday, March 7, 2016.  Dr. Williams provided an extensive power point presentation that provided in-depth coverage of the social issues.  She was funny & witty and knows her Bible!  We hope to have a summary of her presentation posted here soon.

Dr. David Otto, (Professor of Religious Studies, and the Arthur & Emily Webb Chair of International Studies, Centenary College of LA), was the speaker on Tuesday, March 8, 2016.  Dr. Otto laid out practical models for racial reconciliation, inspiring lively table discussions in the latter part of the session, and thus was born the idea of the new task force.  Click here for summary information from Dr. Otto's presentation.

David Otto, Ph.D.

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An Ecumenical worship service was held at:

Peaceful Rest Missionary Baptist Church,

on Saint Vincent Ave. in Shreveport

Some of the evening worship service participants

are pictured below.

Photo courtesy of Jacoby White

  

Thanks to all who gathered

in Shreveport!

Click here for more information on the Annual Assembly

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The next Welcome Home Sunday event will be held in Baton Rouge

at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church

on August 21, 2016.

(Click here for directions)

Save the Date!

We'll be posting more info. on the August event soon

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 11th Annual Day of Prayer For Protection From Hurricanes was held on

June 1st, 2016

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 2016 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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