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Litanies for Children

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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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May the gifts of the Holy Spirit

showered upon us at Pentecost

be a means of renewal

for each of us

and the Church of Jesus Christ!

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We remember every one of the many who gave their lives to help better and/or save the lives of countless people of their day. They've also given hope to those in the present and to future generations.  Our hearts and prayers remain with the families of these many heroes.

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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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Fall Board Meeting

held September 28th - 29th, 2015

Bishop Tracy Center, Baton Rouge, LA

  

and Ecumenical Worship Service Monday, 9/28

held at Trinity Episcopal Church, Baton Rouge, LA

Around 40 Board Members and Guests gathered in Baton Rouge for the Fall Board Meeting of the Louisiana Interchurch Conference on Monday, September 28th through Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 at the Bishop Tracy Center, Westerfield Conference Center in Baton Rouge, LA, for a meeting centered around the theme of:

“The Moral Challenges of Church and Society”  

Please click here for more information about

and photos from the various activities!

Bishop Photo For Bio

Bp. John

Bauerschmidt

Keynote Presenters were:  The Rev. Thomas P. Rausch, S.J., Ph.D., T. Marie Chilton Professor of Catholic Theology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, and the Rt. Rev. John Bauerschmidt, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee, headquartered in Nashville.

Fr. Tom

Rausch

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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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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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