Interfaith Federation
of Greater Baton Rouge


Waging Peace! Initiative

Waging Peace!




Learn all about


the Waging Peace Initiative here.

Information about sponsorship:

Click here.

A choir of over 100 voices


from 20 congregations has been preparing for the concert. Click here to see photos of rehearsals.

Questions? Comments?


Mail to: peace@ifedgbr.com

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.



WAGING PEACE! BACKGROUND



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

The entire community has been 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 2013 Waging Peace 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 2012 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


Archival Resources in the Waging Peace Initiative


Submission of thoughts on Waging PeaceSteps in the Initiative

STEP 1: Read the Overview of the Waging Peace! initiative  Overview

STEP 2: Reflect on Waging Peace!  (See Reflection Guide)
                (CHILDREN AND YOUTH: See Youth Reflection Guide.)

STEP 3: Submit your reflections:
  • by e-mail to peace@ifedgbr.com
  • by mail addressed to:
          Waging Peace - Interfaith Federation
          3112 Convention St
          Baton Rouge, LA 70806

  • online with the online reflection form

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: