In Our Community
The Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge is proud to be involved in the greater Baton Rouge community through organizations that are committed to empowering people and fostering connections across social, cultural, racial, and religious lines.
Together Baton Rouge
Together Baton Rouge is a coalition of congregations and community-based organizations in the Greater Baton Rouge area. The coalition deliberately crosses the lines of race, religion, neighborhood and political affiliation to do its work on issues affecting families and communities, and is a strictly non-partisan organization. UCBR is proud to be one of the founding members of Together Baton Rouge.
UCBR continues to work closely with Together Baton Rouge on issues of poverty, industrial taxes, flood prevention in marginalized areas, access to health care, food deserts in East Baton Rouge parish, access to and exercising voting rights, and criminal justice and police reform.
Dialogue on Race Louisiana
UCBR has been a proud host to Dialogue on Race Louisiana since its creation more than 20 years ago. DORLA is a structured program for small groups of participants led by trained facilitators. The dialogue aims to eliminate racism by using scholarly materials to understand what racism is and how it operates, and then by realizing how institutional racism can be dismantled to create full access to power structures for all citizens.
Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge
The Interfaith Federation was founded in 1986 with the goal of breaking down barriers of misunderstanding among people of diverse religious, socio-economic, and racial backgrounds, through dialogue, education, and prayer. UCBR is a founding member of the Interfaith Federation, and continues to support the work of the IFF in Baton Rouge. As part of our involvement, we remain partnered with the Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church, one of the longest-lasting partnerships among participants in the Interfaith Federation.