Interfaith Federation
of Greater Baton Rouge


Cultivating Unity, Justice and Peace for 25+ years

Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge 25th anniversary logo

Our Mission

The mission of the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge is to cultivate interfaith understanding and cooperation to reduce human suffering in Greater Baton Rouge.



Welcome to the website of the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge!

Join us as we Wage Peace!


24th Annual Sounds of CommUNITY Concert May 4, 2014

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

The 24th Annual Sounds of CommUNITY Concert is coming in May:
  • Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 4:00 pm
  • Wesley United Mthodist Church
    544 Government St
    Baton Rouge, LA
The concert this year has been dedicated in tribute to and in memory of Vivian Walker and Rev. Freddie Henderson.

The concert will include musical selections performed by musicians and choirs from several Baton Rouge churches and faith communities.

There is no cost to attend. A free-will donation will be received.

To download a flyer for the event, or for more information, click here.



Shalom Academy -- Coming in June, 2014

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

Violence touches our lives in so many ways. You are invited to gather with others who have a passion for peace. The Shalom Academy classes are designed around key principles of dialogue, learning through experiences, and shared leadership. We have much to learn from each other.
  • Thursday, June 12 and Thursday, June 19, 2014
    Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
    185 Eddie Robinson Sr Drive
    Baton Rouge, LA
  • AND
  • Thursday, June 26, 2014
    Field Trips -- Locations vary, depending on the topic chosen
Topics include:
  • PEACE through PRAYER
  • PEACE through MUSIC
  • PEACE through FOOD
  • PEACE through WORDS
  • PEACE through PARTNERS
For more information, or to download a flyer for the event, click here.

To register online, click here.

Waging Peace Initiative Continues!

  • Waging Peace Resources for All Faith Communities in Greater Baton Rouge
    Every faith community is encouraged to Wage Peace each day. There are several resources available on this site to assist in planning and discussion:

An Introduction to Waging Peace

Waging Peace Collage

Music has the power to articulate the deepest emotion.

Music can bring people together and unite them in a common cause.

Music can be a beacon of hope.

Music can serve as a catalyst for change.




On May 5, 2013, over 850 members of the faith community of greater Baton Rouge gathered at Broadmoor Baptist Church to be moved and inspired by an original musical composition by composer Robert Kyr. The lyrics are inspired by dialogues held in the Fall of 2012 in Baton Rouge.

The voices heard were the voices of and from the community. Through them was heard the pain of violence, the call to action, and the sweet sounds of a community committed to justice, reconciliation, and peace.



Composer Robert Kyr on Waging Peace



(This video is video from The Advocate May 4th Interview with composer Robert Kyr. If the video does not display below, click here to go to the video on The Advocate website.)





Other media resources on Waging Peace:




Questions? Comments?


Mail to: info@ifedgbr.com or call the Federation office (225-267-5600)



WAGING PEACE! BACKGROUND



Dr Robert Kyr
WAGING PEACE! was launched at the Annual Community Prayer Breakfast on Oct. 25, 2012.

(Click here to see photos)


The entire community is being invited through this initiative to reflect upon what it means to WAGE PEACE -- individually, and as a larger community.

Discussions were held, and submissions were made, to co-create an original choral composition with respected American composer Dr. Robert Kyr. The world premiere was held in Baton Rouge May 5, 2013, at Broadmoor Baptist Church at the Sounds of CommUNITY concert. (Click here for the flyer for the spring Sounds of CommUNITY concert.)

So, gather your friends, family, co-workers, and/or faith community. Encourage one another in WAGING PEACE!

Click here for an overview, discussion guide, and resources for Waging Peace!

To see photos from the Prayer Breakfast, click here.

Our speaker at the 2012 Prayer Breakfast was Dr. Robert Kyr -- a well-known composer and peacemaker who understands the power of music to wage peace, provide healing, and bring people together.

To read more about him, click here.
Or visit his website: www.robertkyr.com






Contact the Federation office (267-5600) for more information.