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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 2017

Sept. 25-26, 2017, Alexandria

48th Annual Assembly

March 5-6, 2018, Baton Rouge

Board Meeting ARCHIVES

Get the scoop on all of the recent Board Meetings!

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The 53rd Annual GPB will be held on:

April 11, 2017

Email info@lagpb.org for more info. or go to:

www.lagpb.org to reserve a table or order Individual tickets.

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

We hope you'd hold a special observance in your home/church area!

 

and prayers of thanksgiving for many answered prayers

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

June 1st, 2016

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 Interfaith Disaster Recovery Network, Inc.

 

 

 

 

Week of Prayer, Jan. 18-25th

      2016

  Resources

Fall Board Meeting

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Held at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel

4915 Pecanland Mall Drive, Monroe, LA

The 47th  

LIC Annual

Assembly

was held on:

March 6th-7th, 2017, in Monroe, with 45 persons attending.  Thanks to all who braved the thunderstorms!

Theme: "Reformation: Watching the change in our Church and in our Coastline."

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In Monday's opening Business Session, Bishop Jacob Owensby of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana added an urgent document to the Board’s agenda, a statement concerning an anti-terrorism training event in Rapides Parish.   For further details, please read the below statement as it was sent to the press:

 

March 6, 2017

From: The Louisiana Interchurch Conference Gathered in Annual Convention in Monroe

Controversy has arisen around an anti-terrorism training event sponsored by the Rapides Parish District Attorney Phillip Terrell. While we recognize the imperative of keeping our citizens safe and the sad necessity of training law enforcement in terrorism prevention and response, we are deeply concerned by the reputation of the group chosen to lead this training event.

The group selected to train Rapides police officers is led by John Guandolo, a man who reportedly resigned from the FBI under negative circumstances. He has reportedly had associations with groups classified as anti-Muslim and is on record with statements that call the religious rights of Muslims into question.

Accordingly, associating his name with the training of the police officers charged with protecting and serving the people of Rapides Parish brings with it unintended negative consequences. Understandably, some among our Muslim neighbors have expressed fear that, as a result of the proposed training, they will be targeted on the basis of their faith. This kind of policing strategy is not the American way.

In other words, bringing in a man tainted by an anti-Muslim reputation undermines the sense of security enjoyed by some of our citizens. These citizens live peaceably among us and, as well-trained professionals, provide much needed services to all of us.

The Rapides District Attorney Phillip Terrell is committed to justice and seeks to protect the citizens of his Parish. For that, we commend him and express our gratitude.

So, we, the undersigned individual members of the Louisiana Interchurch Conference, strongly urge District Attorney Terrell to delay this training and to dismiss John Guandolo’s group. Find another training group worthy of DA Terrell’s and our high commitment to justice and safety for all. By doing so, he will underscore the deep commitments we know he shares with us to the civil and religious freedoms guaranteed to all Americans.

Individual signatures as attached on the official document are available in the LIC office. Members voted as individuals, not as official representatives of their judicatory.  A broad cross-section of denominations is represented by these signatures, and the vast majority of those gathered at the Assembly supported this statement.

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On Monday, our speakers, Dr. Alisha Renfro and Ms. Helen Rose Patterson, presented on “Watching the change in our coastline.”   On Tuesday, Rev. Joseph Daly presented on “Watching the change in our churches.” (We are awaiting electronic copies of the speaker presentation information and will be posting those and more Assembly details here soon.)

   About our Speakers:

Helen Rose Patterson

Dr. Alisha Renfro

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Rev. Joseph Daly

Monday's speakers:  Ms. Helen Rose Patterson is the Greater New Orleans Outreach Coordinator at Restore the Mississippi River Delta and is with the National Wildlife Federation.  She has her BA degree from Bennington College.  

Dr. Alisha Renfro is a coastal scientist with the National Wildlife Federation working on the Mississippi River Delta restoration in coastal Louisiana.  She has her Ph.D. in Marine and Atmospheric Science from Stony Brook University.

Tuesday's speaker:   The Reverend Joseph Daly is Rector of the Episcopal Church of Ascension in Lafayette, LA.  Rev. Daly is a native of Nova Scotia and studied in Canada, the United States and the Middle East.

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The Monday evening Ecumenical Worship Service was held at First Christian Church, March 6, 2017, at 3400 Forsythe Ave (corner of Forsythe and Loop), in Monroe. 

The Rev. Dr. Nadine Burton of the Great River Region Christian Church Disciples of Christ was the preacher, with other religious leaders contributing to the service as well.  Our sincere thanks to Dr. Craig Ferguson as the host pastor and to the very talented FCC musicians and singers!  The service included installation of new and re-elected officers including the incoming President, the Most Rev. Michael G. Duca of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Shreveport.

First Christian Church -

Disciples of Christ

Check back soon for more details and pictures from the Assembly!

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You are not forgotten

The waters receded and the clean-up and repairs began...

We pray that the peace of God remains with you

and guides you in the days to come.

Flood waters receding in Springfield, LA

We continue to remember in prayer and appreciation the many First Responders, Volunteers, and all manner of peoples that came together to help through this disaster that covered numerous parishes in Central and Southeast LA and even into Mississippi. 

Still need help?   Louisiana operates a hotline to direct people to needed/available resources.   Call 211, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

 

Louisiana's volunteer program:  Volunteer Louisiana, go to:

http://www.volunteerlouisiana.gov   Get your name on the Crisis Cleanup list by calling  1-800-451-1954.  Needs will be matched with voluntary groups.

FEMA Resources:  https://www.disasterassistance.gov
1-800-621-3362   TTY: 1-800-462-7585

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"Civility in Public Discourse" was the theme of the LIC

Fall Board Meeting held

September 26-27, 2016

at Rayne United Methodist Church

in New Orleans

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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

10/9/16

The most recent WHS was held at:

  The Wesley Foundation,

on Oct. 9, 2016

at S.U. in Baton Rouge, LA

Thanks to all who participated!

We'll keep you posted on future events

St. Peter Claver Choir led

the worship

The first WHS event was

held on 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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Louisiana Interchurch Conference

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“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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