Baton Rouge sits in the Bible Belt of the United States with over 500 diverse faith communities—including Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Baha'i, Catholic, Protestant and others. To understand Baton Rouge is to recognize the importance of faith in the life of its people. Not all cities in the United States can make this claim, but Baton Rouge is a deeply faith-based community—one shaped by faith. But there is more to the story.
Baton Rouge faces significant challenges—poverty, racial tension, violence, inequity in education and health services as well as others. It is understandable why so many look to local faith leaders and their communities to lead the charge and plea—do something!
The Interfaith Federation is positioned to serve as a catalyst for communication, coordination, and collaboration among the local faith community and in partnership with others to address human suffering in Greater Baton Rouge.
Our vision is to deepen and broaden our reach by connecting people of goodwill and compassion in order to improve the quality of life for our neighbor in need. We are ready to leverage our community-wide connections to bring positive change to Baton Rouge.