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!

Upcoming Events

Hunger Walk on Sunday, Nov. 2

The Hunger Walk raises funds and awareness about hunger in Baton Rouge. Come, walk and make a difference in the lives of people who are hungry in the Greater Baton Rouge area.

100% of proceeds stays in our local community and supports: Holy Grill, Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, and Catholic Charities.

Participants are encouraged to raise funds before the walk or make a monetary donation of a minimum of $10. Packets are available at Catholic Charities. Call 225-336-8700.

The walk begins at Catholic Life Center, 1800 S. Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge

  • 1:30 pm -- Registration
  • 2:15 pm -- Kick-off Rally
  • 2:30 pm -- Walk Begins
For more information: Call the Federation office (267-5600)
    Click here for more info and a flyer, and
    click here for Registration Forms.

Reflecting on the recent Prayer Breakfast

Click here
to read the Advocate article about the recent prayer breakfast.

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

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.