Revd. Deborah Parsons is the Diocesan Interfaith Advisor and a trustee of the national Interfaith Network (IFN).
Multi Faith Devon
Christians in Devon find themselves increasingly in a shared faith environment, living and worshipping alongside religious traditions from many parts of the world.
A tool is available from the national ‘Presence and Engagement’ project for parishes to check the diversity of their community.
Enter your postcode on the website: http://www.presenceandengagement.org.uk
Devon Faith & Belief Forum (DFBF)
DFBF brings together people from different faith and belief traditions to build a better society through promoting good relations, encouraging better understanding and developing stronger bonds between our communities. It is supported by Devon County Council.
DFBF projects include DEFAN (Devon Earth and Faith Network), Faith Speakers Training Programme and regular public activities such as InterFaith Week, Respect and Holocaust Memorial Day events.
Devon Faiths Response Team (DFRT)
Led by the Salvation Army, the DFRT is a co-ordinated network of over 60 volunteers which is able to respond in the event of a major emergency or incident in Devon, Plymouth or Torbay.
It works with the Local Resilience Forum (including emergency and blue light services) to offer spiritual support and comfort, as well as practical assistance, to people of any religious tradition or none who may be affected by a disaster such as flooding, bombing, road, air or rail crash, epidemic, extensive fire, etc.
Plymouth Centre for Faiths and Cultural Diversity (PCFCD)
The Plymouth Centre for Faiths and Cultural Diversity (PCFCD) has created thousands of opportunities for children and young people to meet speakers from a variety of faiths and cultural backgrounds in schools and other settings. http://www.pcfcd.co.uk
Plymouth Council of Faiths
See the website.
Devon InterFaith 4 Youth (DIFFY)
DIFFY is a dynamic group of young people from diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds committed to coming together for change. It operates as part of the work of the Devon Faith & Belief Forum and the Plymouth Centre for Faiths and Cultural Diversity.
Local InterFaith and Belief Groups
There are three local groups (Torbay, Plymouth and Exeter) which seek dialogue and cooperation, including visits to places of worship and organised talks.