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.