San Diego Regional Interfaith Collaborative

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



Gatherings are SDRIC’s neutrally convened events that give opportunity for religious leaders, including lay, and leaders of relating organizations to meet each other, share a time of fellowship, and consider ways to strengthen the network of relationships and the collaborative actions that can emerge.

2/27/18  What You Don’t Know About Homelessness and What You Can Do To Help

Tuesday, February 27, 2018.  10:45 am to 1 PM.  Registration and prepay required, so we may arrange lunch.   Register and pre-pay here.  Location is First United Methodist Church, Mission Valley, 2111 Camino del Rio South, San Diego CA, 92116.

9/26/17  Bridges to Action on Human Trafficking

Tuesday, September 26, 2017.  10:45 am to 1 PM.  Registration and prepay required, so we may arrange lunch.   Location is First United Methodist Church, Mission Valley, 2111 Camino del Rio South, San Diego CA, 92116.

2/28/17 Bridges to Action

Topics included are the refugee situation in San Diego, a special Habitat for Humanity interfaith project, and the San Diego Interfaith Disaster Council.

refugee handout

Resettlement Agencies Refugee Arrivals Report for FFY 2016-2017

Final Monthly Resettlement Agencies Arrivals Report by Country of Origin for FFY 15-16

9/27/16 Building Bridges to Hope and Healing

Building Bridges to Hope and Healing was the third gathering of religious leaders sponsored by the San Diego Regional Interfaith Collaborative.  It was held on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at the Islamic Center of San Diego of San Diego, and featured a talk by Imam Taha Hassane and follow-up table conversation.

Videos of Imam Taha’s talk can be found on Youtube:

Feb 23 Crossing Bridges

Crossing Bridges was the second gathering, held on February 23, 2016.  It featured a panel on civility in discourse and breakout sessions in the areas of fellowship, issues, and community need.  The pdf below has the contents of the flash drive that was given out at the Feb. 23 gathering of religious leaders.  Contact us at if you would like specific items from the pdf.

Flash Drive contents 1

Oct 27 Building Bridges

Goals of the first gathering on October 27, 2015 Program were to

  • hear newly installed Catholic Bishop Robert McElroy’s thoughts on “Building Bridges” among us in San Diego
  • become acquainted with each other so that we as leaders of the San Diego region may offer common understanding, support and collaboration in the midst of crisis and disaster
  • identify key issues and areas of concern in the greater San Diego region that require more than any one group can accomplish by themselves

Edited Excerpts of the Keynote at Building Bridges   building bridges excerpts

Videos of the keynote, Q&A, and Peggy’s song ae on the SDRIC Youtube Channel:

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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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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