Bettering the San Diego Region Through Multireligious Cooperation

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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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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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County in Crisis:  A Closer Look at Fentanyl-Related Deaths in San Diego

Story by Dorian Hargrove • Feb 27, KFMB San Diego

A 13-year-old dead at a Kearny Mesa hospital. The cause of death: “Acute Fentanyl Intoxication.”

A 15-year-old found dead in a Pacific Beach apartment. The cause of death: an accidental overdose of fentanyl, alprazolam, and alcohol.

A 32-year-old collapsed and died at a Jack in the Box restaurant in Oceanside from fentanyl and alcohol intoxication.

Another 32-year-old found dead inside a portable toilet at Harborside Park in Chula Vista.

Meanwhile, a 50-year-old collapsed and died inside a public restroom at Fanuel Beach on the bay in Pacific Beach.

These, are just five of the 1,772 fentanyl-related deaths that the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office has recorded since January 2019, according to public records that CBS 8 obtained and analyzed.

The deaths span the entire county, affecting almost every community and zip code.

Read More:  Click here.

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The Next SDRIC gathering is Tuesday, March 14, 7 pm:

The Dangers of Fentanyl: What Faith Leaders Need to Know


The next SDRIC Gathering will be on Tuesday, March 14, 7 pm, and will address the topic of Opioid Addiction, Fentanyl, and Overdose Treatment with Naran.


7 pm, San Diego Bahá’í Faith-Center, 6545 Alcala Knolls Dr, San Diego, CA 92111.

Free.  Light refreshments will be served.

To Register, click here.


  • Rockwell “Rocky” Herron, a former US Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent investigating narcotics trafficking at the local, national, and international level. He has conducted more than 500 presentations to 130,000 youth in the US and 14 other countries.
  • Bill Perno will discuss the importance of naloxone or Narcan for administering to those suffering from an opioid overdose. Free doses of Narcan will be available to administer to overdose victims attendees may encounter.   Bill is an alcohol and other drug Prevention Specialist with Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) San Diego.  He is also a retired San Diego County Deputy Sheriff and a subject matter expert for synthetic drugs including Synthetic Cannabinoids “Spice”, Synthetic Stimulants “Bath Salts”, Synthetic Opioids; Fentanyl and Fentanyl analogs and other emerging drug trends. Bill was instrumental in the passage of California State laws banning synthetic drugs and has worked with local governments to create city and county ordinances.

YouTube Recordings 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.