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Who we are

SAFCEI (Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute) is a multi-faith organisation committed to supporting faith leaders and their communities in Southern Africa to increase awareness, understanding and action on eco-justice, sustainable living and climate change.

What We Do

Care for the Earth by Faith Communities

Promoting understanding of the connection between faith and living Earth, and inspiring people of faith to effect change and just development within their own communities.

Energy Justice

Working for South Africans to have accessible, affordable and sustainable energy, and for faith leaders and communities from other countries to learn from South Africa’s experience.

Food & Climate Justice

Promoting a rights of nature approach to food sovereignty and climate change, opposing factory farming, industrial agriculture and GMOs.

Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training

Facilitating faith leaders environmental advocacy training (FLEAT) in southern Africa, and providing learning resources to conduct local eco-projects, including eco-actions in congregations.

SAFCEI hosts FLEAT Malawi follow-up workshop

SAFCEI hosts FLEAT Malawi follow-up workshop

We hosted a FLEAT follow-up workshop for FLEAT Malawi I and II cohorts at Simama Hotel in Lilongwe from 5-7 March 2024, with 21 faith leaders (7 women, 14 men) from all regions in Malawi. Representing Muslim and Christian denominations, the FLEAT Malawi workshop covered the Action Learning Cycle, Appreciative Inquiry, participant reporting, discussions on Cage-Free Egg production, Agroecology,...

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SAFCEI hosts a Cage-Free Community Indaba

SAFCEI hosts a Cage-Free Community Indaba

On Saturday, 24 February 2024, SAFCEI in collaboration with Treeshake, hosted the Cage-Free Community Indaba at Bertha House, Mowbray in Cape Town.  This greatly successful Community Indaba brought together members of SAFCEI’s Earthkeepers’ Fast Action Network’s (FAN) and various members of the public with an interest and experience in the cage-free movement, alongside informative guest...

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SAFCEI attends the People’s Hearing on Energy Profiteers

SAFCEI attends the People’s Hearing on Energy Profiteers

On 31 January  2024, SAFCEI’s executive director, Francesca de Gasparis, and campaigns coordinator, Maia Nangle, joined the Open Secrets’ People’s Hearing on Energy Profiteers—a platform advocating for the prioritization of rights in addressing the energy and climate crises. The hearing showcased testimonials from various South African organizations, shedding light on the impacts of energy...

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