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September 2019 Outreach by Becky Cureau

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The September calendar for the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge includes several events that are open to the public, and which support the goal of cultivating unity, justice, and peace in our community. They include:

Peace Network
Saturday, September 7, 2019, 3-4:30 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church
2021 Tara Boulevard
A celebration of peacemaking in Baton Rouge through which attendees connect with others who have a passion for peace through focused conversation led by long-time peacemaker Charlie DeGravelles. RSVP: by Wednesday, September 4 at 225-267-5600.

Annual CommUNITY Prayer Breakfast
Thursday, September 12, 7:00 a.m. (doors open at 6:30 a.m.)
Catholic Life Center
1800 South Acadian Thruway
One of two major Interfaith Federation events that bring together a large gathering of members of the community, the theme for this year's Prayer Breakfast is "BR Healing: Naming our Stories." UCBR is represented each year by a large number of attendees.  Tickets are $20. Email

World Day of Peace
Sunday, September 29, 2:00 p.m.
Louisiana State Capitol Rotunda
Attendees are inspired to cultivate peace through music, dance, poetry and art to proclaim  that “Peace Begins with You and Me!”  Art, photos, poems, and music submitted by youth is displayed in the rotunda.

Our church is a founding member of the originally-named Federation of Churches and Synagogues, later changed to the Interfaith Federation to include all faiths represented in Greater Baton Rouge.  Our support of the Federation includes annual membership dues, special offerings, serving at the Holy Grill, the annual Hunger Walk in November, and the annual Kids Cafe' Christmas party.