The Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge is holding its annual Community Prayer Breakfast at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Boudreaux’s, 2647 Government St.

The theme of the breakfast, “What Makes for Peace?” will be addressed by speaker Dr. Mary Jones Wade.

Wade is an avid peacemaker in her hometown of Philadelphia and has traveled throughout the world to engage others in peacemaking. She specializes in conflict analysis and resolution. Wade is a member of the Nobel Peace Prize Nominating Committee for the American Friends Service Committee, as well as a poet and author.

Doors open at 6:30 a.m., and tickets are $20 and available at the federation office, 3112 Convention St., Baton Rouge. For more information, call (225) 267-5600, email or visit

Other peace-related events scheduled during the week include:

Women’s Mini-Retreat: Inner Peace: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, Highland Presbyterian Church, 10024 Highland Road. Lucia Hamilton, pastoral care director at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, and the Rev. Robin McCullough-Bade will lead the free session that will teach ways to embrace inner peace. The session includes quiet time, exploration of nature, reflection and food. RSVP online at or call (225) 267-5600.

World Peace Day Opening Ceremony: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, State Capitol Rotunda. Interfaith prayers for peace, festive music and art created by Louisiana youngsters on the theme “World Peace: It Begins With You and Me” will be a part of the opening ceremony. For more information, visit

Howard Thurman Leadership Seminar: Deep is the Hunger: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, McKinley Alumni Center, 1520 Thomas Delpit Drive. Wade will lead the seminar named after the late preacher, writer and civil rights leader. A $20 donation is suggested. RSVP online at or call (225) 267-5600.