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Theme: “Practical Models from Business and Education to Lift Louisianans out of Poverty”


The L.I.C. elects a

new President each March

We welcome our new President for the March, 2013 - March, 2014 session:

Rev. Joseph W. Hill

of the

Presbytery of the Pines

Most Reverend Shelton Joseph Fabre  



Bishop Shelton J. Fabre

President-Elect and new Executive Committee Member.

Bishop Fabre is the Auxiliary Bishop for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans.

Welcome to

the Rev. Dr. Walter Baer,

new Board Designate for the Episcopal Diocese of LA.

Fr. Maximos Pafilis of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in New Orleans brought greetings.  Welcome!

Welcome to:

The Rev. Kaylan Walker, of the CME Church.

Rev. Walker is the new Board Designate for the CME Church, and he is the new Regional Coordinator for Region Two.


Rev. Larry Miller, Treasurer, reported on the 2013 budget.  Discussion ensued on the forecast for the 2014 budget.

A few more of our friendly faces caught on camera:

Mrs. Dora Delancey

Board Member at Large

Fr. Richard Greene

Board Designate

Mrs. Arlene Lathrop

Board Member at Large


and of course, Pastor Dale Farley our Secretary (you never know what he is thinking!)

It helps to have a sense of humor, when you have to type up all those minutes!


Thanks to Board Members: 

Mrs. Ann Ball and Mrs. Claire Manuel for volunteering to do all of the

Annual Assembly photography

this year  

Fabulous job Ladies!


Link to get Flash Paper by Adobe

Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church

in New Orleans

Over 60 persons gathered on March 4th & 5th, 2013 for our

43rd Annual Assembly

Our thanks to all participants and to Rayne Memorial UMC for hosting us!

Fr. Fred Kammer

Dr. Igwe Udeh, SUNO

Dr. Louise Kaltenbaugh, SUNO

Fr. Fred Kammer, S.J., J.D.

Dr. Igwe E. Udeh

Mr. David Waggonner

Dr. Louise Kaltenbaugh

The keynote speaker was Father Fred Kammer, SJ of the Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola University.   Fr. Kammer provided an overview of the Churches' perspective on poverty and its responsibility to the poor. 

     Click here for presentation info. from Fr. Kammer

                  Additional speakers included:

Dr. Igwe Udeh  of the College of Business, and Dr. Louise Kaltenbaugh, College of Education, both of Southern University of New Orleans.   Dr. Udeh and Dr. Kaltenbaugh also brought additional guests / students to expand on the successes of their respective programs.  Dr. Udeh's programs are targeted towards helping struggling entrepeneurs to become more successful.   Dr. Kaltenbaugh discussed practical and proven applications used to help break poverty cycles and the 'school to prison' pipeline.  Mr. Warren Bell, Director of the Honore' Program ("a Black Male Achievement Initiative") provided all with a pamphlet with an overview of the program.

    Click here for presentation info. from Dr. Udeh

    Click here for presentation info. from Dr. Kaltenbaugh


Some of the guests/students that came with the SUNO Professors:

Thank you all for sharing with us!



Mr. Warren Bell & 2 students from Honore' Program


Mr. David Waggonner of  Waggonner & Ball Architects spoke on water, and in particular how it relates to New Orleans as a sub-sea level city.  *As an initiator of the Dutch Dialogues, he has articulated a new vision of New Orleans as a Delta city living in concert with water.

        * We hope to have additional presentation info. available soon.

Guest Speaker, Ms. Elizabeth Compa of the Louisiana Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, spoke of the expansion on a National level of the ongoing efforts of the "I Want to Serve" Project.  For more info. go to: http://www.dpalternatives.org/


The Rev. Samuel C. Tolbert, Jr., of the  Louisiana Home & Foreign Mission Baptist State Convention, presided over the meetings.  Assembly Delegates elected officers and board members, as well as heard reports and reviewed resolution suggestions. 
Mr. Rob Gorman, Chair of the Bread or Stones (Public Policy) Task Force gave an update on the initiative involving the churches’ commitment to work with others to reduce child poverty in Louisiana.   The next Bread or Stones meeting will be held in Baton Rouge on March 27th, 2013.    Please contact the LIC if you are interested in attending and/or becoming involved.

During the Business Sessions, Bishop Shelton J. Fabre was elected as the new President-Elect; the Rev. Kaylan Walker was elected to fill a Regional Coordinator vacancy for Region# 2; and the Rev. Dr. Glenell Lee-Pruitt was elected as a Board Member at Large.  Thanks to all for your willingness to serve!

Assembly Delegates passed a Resolution regarding tax code revision considerations: “A Circle of Protection for Poor and Vulnerable People” (please click on the underlined link for full copy).  This Resolution has been mailed to the Governor and to all of the Legislators.

Evening Worship
Thanks to all who participated in the evening Ecumenical Worship Service

held on Monday evening, March 4th, at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. 

The Most Rev. Gregory Aymond, Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans, preached the sermon, with others contributing to the service as well.  Dr. William Mackintosh of Interfaith Communications International brought greetings.  

The Service included installation of the new LIC officers - including the incoming President, the Rev. Joseph W. Hill of the Presbytery of the Pines. 

Our thanks to Notre Dame Seminary Rector-President, Fr. James A. Wehner, for hosting us & to Fr. Michael Flynn for leading the worship by playing the organ.


Archbishop Gregory Aymond &

Father Dan Krutz

Over 20 members of the Order of St. Lazarus attended the Worship Service.

Over $800.00 was raised at the Worship Service for the Endowment Fund for Christian Unity – thank you for your generosity! 

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