After a period of quiet activity, the folks at Northern and Central Louisiana Interfaith are back in agenda-setting mode.
Their goal is to bring the faith community together to work with the political system for change in the local community. So far, their big achievement here in Shreveport-Bossier is advocating for Night Bus Service. I sat in on one of their monthly meetings today where clergy from all backgrounds and traditions talked about job training, the drop out rate and suicide prevention. They also prayed - together - and I don't think anyone was offended.
It's a beautiful group. I'm excited to see what project they tackle next. If you want more information, you can e-mail Perry Perkins, the local organizer at firstname.lastname@example.org