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Deacon Charles N. de Gravelles
Episcopal minister for Angola Prison Chapel

Ordained June 10, 1995, Charles de Gravelles was appointed Archdeacon in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. A long-time prison minister, he is the Associate Chaplain at the Episcopal School of Baton Rouge and serves as deacon at Trinity Church, Baton Rouge. He and his wife, Angela, have three children. Deacon de Gravelles co-edits the New Orleans Poetry Journal Press and plays bass in the rock band Shadrach and the Tongues of Fire.

Current Topic


12/14 - Decoding Common Core (Encore Presentation)

What do Louisiana educators, parents and students think about Common Core?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

Coming Soon!


01/15 - Louisiana After Ferguson

Who is policing the police in Louisiana?

Recent Topics


11/14 - Destination: Graduation

How is Louisiana addressing its dropout problem?


10/14 - Louisiana’s Congressional Priorities

What should Louisiana’s Congressional priorities be?


09/14 - Varsity, Inc.: The Business of College Sports

How big a business is college sports in Louisiana?


08/14 - Down the Road: Our Transportation Future

What should the state’s transportation priorities be?

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