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Baton Rouge, LA 70802
 
   
 

Being good stewards of the resources

God has given us...

 

Looking for a way to reduce heat in your home this summer?

Did you know that Energy Star Qualified light bulbs produce about 75% less heat than regular light bulbs?   And they use about 75% less energy, and last up to 10 times longer!    So, change a light today!

Learn More at Energy Star

Are you recycling items from your workplace?

Such as:  old newspapers, non-laminated periodicals, soda cans, plastic bottles, plastic dishes or cans from lunch.   All of these are easily recyclable - though some may require effort in rinsing and/or temporary storage.  Often businesses are not provided with recycling pickup services, which means you and fellow employees will have to periodically transport recyclables yourself.   Isn't our World worth it?

 

What about when you have a church dinner?

Ask for two volunteers to rinse plastic cups, jugs, and soda cans for recycling.  They can take turns accepting the items as people come to discard them, and that way they will each have some time to fellowship and enjoy the chow too!  You will find that most people truly appreciate the efforts to help our environment!

 

 

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We will be adding more resource information as appropriate links are reviewed.  Feel free to contact us at lainterchurch@aol.com for specific questions and/or comments.

 

 


 

 


Resources

 

Bread or Stones

One of our Public Policy Initiatives - find out more

    about this campaign to combat children having to

    live in poverty in our state.   Also find children's

    litanies for LA, AR, MS, OK, TN, and TX.

Criminal Justice

The L.I.C. has a Commission on Criminal Justice that 

  meets approximately every other month.   Find links to

  information on efforts to repeal the death penalty and

  more.

Farm Aid

Helpful websites for farmers and

    Emergency Farm Aid Grant information.  We

    also have a Farmer's Advocate on staff.

Faith and Order

Contains links to:  Episcopal/Methodist Study Guide and

  Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute, along

  with other Ecumenical Links.

Stewardship of the Environment

Creation in Worship themes; Earth Day Info., Sustainable Churches Information;  Links to Energy Star; Southface;    and Eco-Justice

programs.

        

  



Stewardship of the Environment:

Coastal Creation Care -

St. Francis of Assisi has been declared the Patron saint of those who promote care for nature.  He died in October of 1226, and his life is recommended as a guide for animal and nature lovers, environmentalists and ecologists, showing us how to live in a way that respects and honors nature as God's creation.

      St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day is held annually on October 4th.  We hope this day will be a reminder for you to do your part in saving our wetlands and wildlife here in the Gulf south area.   To stay up to date about how you can support the coast, visit: http://mississippiriverdelta.org  

Bulletin Insert for St. Francis of Assisi Day 2018 - Coastal Creation Care

 

Creation in Worship Themes

     Every Sunday offers opportunities for a creation emphasis.

      Click here for more info on:

            Important Creation Themes in Worship

            Key Worship Service Dates/Seasons

            Web resources - six helpful links

Earth Day Worship Resources

(Usually held in AprilClick here for general information from NCC-EcoJustice  The above link also has resources specifically tailored for Methodist, Presbyterian, and Episcopal congregations.

2017 Earth Day Coastal Creation Care church bulletin insert

2018 Earth Day Coastal Creation Care Sunday bulletin insert.  If you need copies printed and delivered to your house of worship, please email your request to Helen Rose Patterson.

Environment page for the US Conference of Catholic BishopsUpdated year-round, Click here.

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Energy Star          

Protect our environment for future generations.

PROTECT OUR ENVIRONMENT

FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

ENERGY STAR® is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.

  ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.

         

  Results are already adding up. Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved enough energy in 2005 alone to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 23 million cars — all while saving $12 billion on their utility bills.                  Learn More

Lead Poisoning in Louisiana

A heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward

Psalm 127:3

Find out how you and the Church can help reduce lead poisoning to our children.

Many homes, churches, and neighborhoods in Louisiana have elevated levels of lead in the soil. This contamination poses a serious public health threat to our children because lead poisoning contributes to:  Learning disabilities, Decreased growth, Hyperactivity, Impaired hearing, and Brain Damage.   What can you and the Church do?   Click here for a flyer.

 

For more information visit the website of the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program of the LA Department of Health and Hospitals: http://dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/466

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Mission

Southface promotes sustainable homes, workplaces and communities through education, research, advocacy and technical assistance.

Learn More

Sustainable Building Resources

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Green Churches . . .

God calls us as stewards of God's creation. Making our churches a more environmentally friendly place can provide a healthy, toxic-free sacred space as well as help us protect God's creation for current and future generations.

Learn More

  Sustainable Churches Information from

  LIC:

     Let us show you how to make your existing building and any

    new buildings more energy efficient and environmentally

    friendly. 

    Volunteer/s would be happy to come to your church! 

                                              Click here for more info.

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Louisiana Interchurch Conference

Farmer's advocay &

grant program

 

 

Farm Aid

LIC is committed to assisting our Farmer's whenever possible.  We employ a full-time Farmer's Advocate, Mrs. Betty Puckett.

Click here for a recent Board Report on

LIC Farm Advocacy work.

In times of disaster/distress, we are sometimes able to obtain funding for GRANTS to individual Farmers - through the generosity of Mr. Willie Nelson and Farm Aid. 

As of November, 2017, we are currently out of emergency grant funds.  However, sometimes we can apply for individual grants for farmers who qualify.  These grants are designated to help Farmer's with emergency household expenses, and are limited to a $500.00 maximum per farm family.

 Click here for a fillable and savable PDF of the grant application form.  (*The free version of Adobe READER 8.0 or higher is required.  You can save your data, email, and print this form.)  [Add'l note-AOL browsers may not allow writing to this file, but Mozilla and Explorer can.]

 Click here for a printable grant application form.  (For handwritten forms.)

Contact us via email or phone: 225/344-0134 for more information.

Other Helpful links:

RAFI-USA  The Rural Advancement Foundation International

FARM AID  a Non-Profit whose mission is to keep Farmer's on

                     their land.

FLAG           Farmers Legal Action Group

LEAN           Louisiana Environmental Action Network

 

Faith and Order

Episcopal/Methodist Study Guide

Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute

World Council of Churches

Click here to access our 'links' webpage for more

Ecumenical Links

 

 

Criminal Justice

  Working to abolish the death penalty

  Opposing life without parole

  Supporting facilitated re-entry from incarceration

  Supporting compensation for those wrongfully

      convicted

    The L.I.C. Commission on Criminal Justice (CCJ)

    meets approximately every other month, usually in

    the Baton Rouge area.   If you would like to be added

    to the invitation list, click here.

Vision and Mission Statement, as updated in September of 2011.

Click here for a printable brochure

70 X 7 Initiative https://www.70times7.us/

    Began January, 2018, this is an LIC program on re-entry funded by the Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation. This Initiative is intended to increase awareness and encourage advocacy regarding criminal justice reform among members of local congregations. More specifically, the Initiative focuses on fostering a better public understanding of people convicted of violent crimes and sex offenses in the hopes that these individuals will be included in future efforts to end Louisiana’s status as the incarceration capital of the world.   https://www.70times7.us/

Add'l Info.:  Presentation titled: "Louisiana Catholics Committed to the Repeal of the Death Penalty". (A strategic plan)

Click here to go to CCJ news - list of links

 Hope is in

working

hands - ours

and theirs

 
 
 
 
 
   
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