San Diego Regional Interfaith Collaborative

supporting the multi-religious network for communication, compassion and service

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Home Repair Programs

San Diego Habitat is offering Home Repair Programs to the communities of Logan Heights and El Cajon. The programs include Home Preservation and Critical Home Repair and are available to homeowners who reside in their home. The home repairs are based on need and may...

Chaplain Needed at Scripps Encinitas Hospital

If any of you know someone interested in serving as a hospital chaplain, know that Scripps Encinitas Hospital will need a new one soon. Please suggest this to anyone you think qualified or think about it for yourself.  Questions, contact Chuck Butler, Lead Chaplain,...


2018 Multifaith Calendar – Order Now

Contact Abigail Albert 858-487-8885 or  Each Calendar is $15.00.


Help NCIF Feed The Needy – Nov. 25

Saturday, November 25, 1:30 to 3:30  1485 Poinsettia Ave., Unit 118, Vista CA,  92081

Info:  858-231-5820


Installation of Reverend Cefalu – San Dieguito UU Fellowship – Dec. 3 – Clergy Participants RSVP Nov 17

The members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito invite you to Celebrate the Installation of Reverend Meghan Conrad Cefalu, Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 4:00pm.  Reception will follow in Founders Hall, 1036 Solana Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075.  All clergy, seminarians and religious educators are invited to gather and robe at 3:15pm

Members, visitors, and children are welcome.

Please RSVP by November 17th to or (858) 755-9225


Women Together at St. Paul’s – RSVP by Dec 4 for Dec 7
Advent: Wandering Into Wonder:   A simple supper, themed program. Advent meditation and thoughtful discussion on being a Christian woman in a diverse world.

Mary Byrne Hoffmann will introduce four spiritual practices to move us out of the fear of being present, into the gracious spaciousness where the Divine is waiting to usher us into the Mystery.

Thursday, December 7th, In the Great Hall, 6:00-7:30pm

Reservations Required: Go to the Women Together web page link

Choose the $12 light dinner (payable at the door) or bring your own.

Deadline: Make a reservation with or without dinner by Monday, December 4th so we know how many places to set.  Invite a Friend: Everyone is invited.  Doors open 5:30-8:30pm.  2728 Sixth Avenue,  San Diego, CA 92103


LA POSADA Without Borders * Sin Fronteras

24th annual in San Diego, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M., Border Field State Park.

Sponsored by La Posada Sin Fronteras Organizing Committee.  Dress Warmly

Info: (619)233-4114

US media pre-registration required by Border Patrol. Inquire at: 619-233-4114 /


Iranian Free Movie Screening Of “Virgin Mary” – Dec. 17
The Noor Collective: We represent the Shi’a Muslim community of San Diego County and our goal is to empower believers to make positive changes within themselves and the world around them and use education to create a comprehensive, dynamic, and welcoming community structures.

With that said, we are always trying to branch out and extend our hand of brotherhood/sisterhood to our Christian brothers and sisters as well as other faiths. Our Prophet Muhammad formed a covenant with Christians in which Muslims are bound to certain duties to protect and honor Christians. We also have many shared values when it comes to family, charity, modesty, and more, and we believe the followers of Jesus (Christians and Muslims) must work together to protect these sacred values and the wisdom behind them.

To help build this meaningful interfaith bond, we are hosting a special free movie screening of a movie called “Virgin Mary” produced in the Islamic Republic of Iran. It is dubbed in the English language. It is taking place Sunday, Dec. 17th at 2PM PST at the Malcolm X Library of San Diego.

Facebook event page:


Annual Prayer Bear Collection

Every year Steve and Abigail Albert bring cute cuddly stuffed “Prayer Bears” to the patients at the two Escondido Hospitals on Christmas Day.  Each bear is prayed over with loving, compassionate energy.   Any size is fine.   All stuffed animals must be NEW and Delivered to the Alberts by Dec. 20th!

Please let Abigail Albert  know when you plan to bring your Prayer Bear.



Churches Against Trafficking Meeting
January 13th, 2018 – Annual Prayer Vigil and Rally in Balboa Park (Save the Date!)


First Interfaith Build Held By The San Diego Habitat For Humanity

Our vision is to have representatives from multiple faiths and bring them together to work on a single project. We will have 30 volunteer opportunities available, and in the beginning, this will be an invite only build. Our Interfaith Build Day will be on January 21st, 2018.

What I would like inform you is:

-Are you interested in this build?

-Are you available on January 21st?

-Would you like to be part of the planning process?

-What faith do you belong to?

If you are not available on the 21st, but know someone who would love to join us, please forward them this email and have them respond to me. Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible. I will follow up when we have reached our maximum number and will provide further details to those who will be coming out. Our plan is to make this an annual event, and would love to have a great turnout in our first event.

If you have any questions, please reach out, and I will attempt to answer your questions as soon as possible.

Thomas Szampruch | Faith Relations and Development Coordinator

San Diego Habitat for Humanity
8128 Mercury Court | San Diego, CA 92111

p: 619-283-4663 x137 |


Building Trust Partnership Launch Event

The Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (Kroc IPJ) at the University of San Diego’s Kroc School is proud to launch the Building Trust Partnership Handbook and website. These resources, informed by more than 80 conversations with religious leaders, police, and community members across San Diego County, will support religious leaders as they work to strengthen relationships and build trust between communities and police.

The launch event will take place on Wednesday, January 31 at the Kroc IPJ from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.

Info:  Daniel Orth | Program Officer, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Kroc School at the, University of San Diego, .


Churches Against Trafficking Meeting

For info:

6:30, February 15th, 2018

Churches Against Trafficking Meeting

For info:

6:30, April 19th, 2018


For details on an event, see the listing under the Events Calendar tab.

  • 2018 Multifaith Calendar – Order Now
  • Share the Journey Tour – with Catholic Charities Refugee Services – RSVP by Nov 22
  • SDIMA Interfaith Thanksgiving Service – Nov 22
  • Thanksgiving Day Service – FCCS, Poway – Nov 22
  • Sacred Light, Sacred Candle, Sacred Walk, Sacred You! –  RSVP by Dec 14 for Dec 16
  • LA POSADA Without Borders * Sin Fronteras – Dec. 16
  • Annual Prayer Bear Collection – Donations due Dec. 20
  • Churches Against Trafficking Meeting – Jan. 13, 2018
  • First Interfaith Build Held By The San Diego Habitat For Humanity – Jan. 21
  • Building Trust Partnership Launch Event – Jan 31
  • Churches Against Trafficking Meeting – Feb. 15, 2018
  • Churches Against Trafficking Meeting – April 19, 2018

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.

Groups, organizations and individuals can help defray the costs of this nonprofit site. Please vist the Donate tab.

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