The Calendar below includes upcoming DFBF events and other interfaith events in Devon, and reports and photos of previous events.
See also the Shap e-calendar of Religious Festivals, featuring dates and descriptions of festivals. It is an invaluable resource for the teaching profession, students, businesses, chaplaincies, those in health care and public services.
Event poster: Inherit_the_Truthv1
Inherit the Truth is a unique musical and cultural event to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2018, taking place in at Exeter Cathedral on 1st February 2018. Participants will have the opportunity to listen to Anita Lasker-Wallfisch who is one of the few surviving members of the Auschwitz orchestra. Anita will talk about how she survived the horrors of both Auschwitz and Belsen concentration camps. This will be accompanied by music from her son, Raphael, who is a world-renowned cellist. He will play music that was played in the camps and also music that was banned by the Nazis.
Bookings can be made through: https://www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk/news-events/whats-on/inherit-the-truth-20180201-190000/
Devon Earth and Faith Network (DEFAN) is organising its next event as a visit to the Forest Garden at Dartington, South Devon. on Sunday 29th April, 10.30a.m. – 4.00p.m.
This interfaith day will consist of some walks around the Forest Garden, Pollinators Sanctuary and other sites in the area. We will include discussion on the benefits of woodland and local wildlife. There will also be an opportunity for some foraging and exploring native plant species.
Dying matters: an interfaith conference on living and dying well
This conference will:
- offer opportunities to engage with speakers from across the spectrum of faith and beliefs
- be suitable for schools (in particular GCSE students) and is also open to the general public
This conference will bring together teachers, health professionals and members of diverse faith and belief communities to discuss: death and dying, the value of human life, end of life care, assisted death and palliative care. The talks and workshops will be linked to topics featured in GCSE Religious Studies specifications.
Corrymeela in Exeter
Mercy, Justice, Truth and Peace
An Interfaith conference, open to those of all faiths and beliefs and none
10.00am to 4.30pm 17 November
in the Alumni Auditorium, the Forum, Exeter University
Pádraig Ó Tuama is a poet, theologian, mediator and peace activist/educator. Since 2014, he has been the leader of the Corrymeela Community, Ireland’s oldest and pre–eminent organisation for peace and reconciliation. He grew up in Cork, and after a nomadic, highly creative decade in Switzerland, Australia, Lithuania, Uganda and the Philippines, he settled in Belfast in 2003. With a poet’s interest in storytelling, language, theology and conflict are among the dominant themes referenced in his work.
Pádraig writes poetry and prose, lectures, leads retreats, and is a frequent contributor to religious broadcasting across the British Isles. His published poetry and prose include In the Shelter, Sorry for your Troubles, Readings from the Books of Exile and Discovering the Spirit in the City. He is also a group worker and has worked with groups in Ireland, Britain, the US and Australia
Here is his TED talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJfBYz6tab8
And here is one of his poems: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDxNkaNlxb4