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.


DEFAN Tree Planting Day
Mar 8 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

All welcome to Interfaith Tree Planting Day

Pondfield, Dartington TQ9 6JG

DEFAN Tree Planting – March 8th 2020

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Universal Peace☮️ Prayers @ Via Zoom
Nov 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

To mark the start of Interfaith Week we are holding a virtual meeting to read and share interfaith prayers of peace.
Individuals from a variety of beliefs and traditions will be reading prayers and sharing reflections around the theme of peace.

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Sharing faith and belief perspectives on racism and prejudice @ Via Zoom
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Interfaith Week 2020

Sharing faith and belief perspectives on racism and prejudice

What can we learn from the Black Lives Matter protests?

  • Join us to listen to diverse perspectives on racism and prejudice
  • Engage in discussion and dialogue about faith, belief and unconscious bias

As Christians, Humanists, Buddhists, Hindus, Pagans, Muslims, Baha’is, Jews, Sikhs and more, we will be sharing our experiences and our worldviews on how we can learn to live together in a more harmonious way.

Register for this event here

Spirituality and Gen Y / Z: Activism, Guidance, Traditions @ Via Zoom
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Interfaith Week 2020

How do faith traditions, activism and spiritual guidance inform expressions of spirituality for younger people today? How can young people of Gen Y and Z be supported and encouraged to develop new spiritual paths for contemporary society? How can greater understanding of Gen Y and Z spirituality inform Interfaith conversations and dialogue?

Join Dr. Justine Huxley, CEO at St. Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, in conversation with Sara Zaltash and Samson Hart, hosted by the University of Exeter Multifaith Chaplaincy. There will be a short panel talk followed by Q&A.

For more information and to register for this free event, visit

Interfaith prayers and reflections with the Baha’i community @ Via Zoom
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Interfaith prayers and reflections with the Baha’i community

7.00-8.00 pm Thurs 12th November

The Devon Bahá’ís community invites anyone who wishes to join them for a devotional gathering. Respect for other people’s faiths is absolutely central to our faith and we always welcome readings and prayers from other faiths. Our meetings are simple and informal, with participants simply taking it in turns to read a prayer or passage from scripture. So, all are welcome: please bring a prayer, a reading or just yourself. 

Free event

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 847 2931 5797; Passcode: 389471

HMD 2021: Porrajmos, the untold story of the Romani genocide @ online via Zoom
Jan 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Lizzie Small: Porrajmos, the untold story of the Romani genocide

Lizzie is a member of the Roma community, and she will be showing the powerful and moving film ‘Porrajmos’ (Romani holocaust), which explores the prejudice targetted against Roma and Sinti peoples, and documents their treatment at the hands of the Nazis in WW2.


HMD2021: the story of Otto Deutsch, Kindertransport child @ online via Zoom
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Stuart Raine: the story of Otto Deutsch, Kindertransport child

Otto was from a Jewish working class family in Vienna. His father was arrested and disappeared on Kristallnacht, denounced by his best friend. Otto was saved with a cousin because they were young enough for their parents to find them places on the Kindertransport trains out of Vienna. Otto’s older sister Adele was not allowed to go being too old. The remainder of the family perished in the Holocaust. He spent the greater part of his retirement in Westcliff/Southend telling his story to schools and other groups so that the family would not be forgotten so it is entirely appropriate that we continue to remember and pass what happened on to future generations


HMD2021: Genocide in Cambodia, when the darkest side of our nature prevails @ online via Zoom
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Anastasia Somerville-Wong: Genocide in Cambodia, when the darkest side of our nature prevails

Giving examples from historical genocides, Dr Anastasia Somerville-Wong explains why, under certain conditions, people start to see those with different characteristics as subhuman. There is a particular focus on the 1975-1979 genocide in Cambodia, which had a devastating impact on members of her family. Anastasia goes on to explain how these tragedies can be prevented by creating and sustaining economic and political systems which thrive on diversity and nurture the better side of human nature.


HMD 2021: the story of the Jewish refugees living in North Devon during WW2 @ online via Zoom
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Helen Fry: the story of the Jewish refugees living in North Devon during WW2

Sara Khan: speaking about extremism and faith leaders @ online, via Zoom
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Sara Khan

Challenging Extremism, Promoting Social Cohesion: The Role of Faith Leaders

Author, campaigner and commentator, Sara Khan is one of the UK’s authoritative voices on countering extremism. In 2018 she was appointed by the Home Secretary to lead the newly created Commission for Countering Extremism. In March 2021, Sara was appointed by the Prime Minister as the Government’s Independent Adviser for Social Cohesion and Resilience.

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Sara Khan flyer 2021

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