Bettering the San Diego Region Through Multireligious Cooperation

Welcome to SDRIC!

We are a community of communities who believe that sharing, learning and serving together benefits everyone. We therefore invite you to not only explore the opportunities to learn about other traditions, but to join in the conversation, make a few friends and work together to make the greater San Diego region a better place.

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Who belongs?

Anyone who desires to benefit San Diego. There is no formal membership. This is a neutral, non-political, non-discriminatory collaborative of communities, agencies and individuals. People of every religious tradition as well as those who do not identify with any tradition are welcome to participate.

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YouTube Recording and Resources

You can watch the SDRIC event from Tuesday, March 29, 2022, and other events on our YouTube channel: Here.

For details and resources related to the March 29, 2022 event, as well as previous events, visit the Past Gatherings page: Here.


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Fall SDRIC Event


The next SDRIC Gathering will be on Tuesday, September 20 and will focus on the topic of Opioid Addiction, Fentanyl, and Overdoses with Narcan. The working title is: “The Dangers of Fentanyl: What Faith Leaders Need to Know. 5:30 to 8:00 pm; Location TBD. Cost: $25 which includes dinner. If this presents a hardship, contact SDRIC for financial assistance by emailing

Rockwell “Rocky” Herron (Confirmed)(Bio below)
Evan Hodges, Community Health Worker Liaison – County of San Diego Office of Equitable Communities & Homeless Solutions
Beverly Monroe, Executive Director – House of Metamorphosis, Inc.

Rockwell “Rocky” Herron conducts high-intensity substance abuse prevention talks for teens and young adults focusing on empowering them to be mindful of their choices and to be respectful of their potential in life and presentations to inform parents about the dangers from drugs facing their own children and the children in their communities. Rocky served 31 years as a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent investigating narcotics trafficking at the local, national, and international level. He uses these professional experiences and his experience as the father of three young women to show students the true impact of substance abuse to the individual, their family, school, community, country, and global community. He began teaching in 2007 while still an active DEA agent and has conducted over 500 presentations to more than 130,000 youth in the U.S. and 14 other countries. Rocky teaches in both English and Spanish and has a proven track record of engaging diverse audiences from varying backgrounds. He has earned a Master’s of Education and has been awarded a doctorate from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, granted for his success educating youth across Mexico. He is a lifelong fencer and has volunteered since 2011 teaching wheelchair fencing to Wounded Warriors at San Diego’s Naval Hospital. He has also helped start wheelchair fencing programs in Colombia, Mexico, and the Republic of Georgia.