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!

To see Photos of the May 3rd Sounds of CommUNITY Concert, Click Here.

The Premiere of We Need Peace

Composed by Ariel Pierre
Winner of the Composition Competition for Young Adults
Performed at the Sounds of CommUNITY Concert
Sunday, May 3, 2015

Peace in the Streets

A rap created by Kid's Cafe, Cadillac St, Summer 2014
Peace in the Streets

Click the arrow button to listen to the music. Click here for the lyrics.

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: or call the Federation office (225-267-5600)


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:

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