Author Archive | SAFCEI

Christmas captured?

Christmas is a deeply meaningful season of the Christian year. Commercial interests have increasingly turned it into a secular frenzy of unconscious consumerism. Christmas has become a spiritual battleground: Christmas vs Xmas; the spirit of Christ, God’s love for the world vs the anti-Christ of uncaring consumption and the rule of things. The good news […]

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Come for an evening of poetry on the slopes of Kalk Bay

What: Sacred Elephant and Whale Nation When: 17-18 and 24-25 February 2018 Where: Waterfall Cottage (7 Upper Quarterdeck Road, Kalk Bay) Bookings: http://qkt.io/Elephant and http://qkt.io/Whale Contact: Faeron Wheeler 0733954457 FCreationsCT@gmail.com F Creations, in association with The Merry Scholar, is proud to announce that it will be partnering up with SAFCEI (South African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute) for […]

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Civil society sceptical about Minister’s IRP

The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI), along with other civil society organisations, will once again seek legal counsel about government’s proposed nuclear deal. This time, the organisations are seeking advice about the legality of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) which is said to have been passed by Cabinet, but is yet to be […]

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Act now: Let Parliament know you support animals’ rights and the Animal Protection Amendment Bill

Non-human animals are living beings who experience pleasure and pain, just as humans do and as God’s creatures deserve protection from unnecessary suffering. With that thought, the Animals Protection Amendment Bill – introduced as a Private Member’s Bill in the South African Parliament, by Cheryllyn Dudley of the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) – is […]

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SAFCEI public statement on the Animal Protection Amendment Bill

The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) welcomes the publication of the Animals Protection Amendment Bill. The bill is now open for public comment. It seeks to prohibit the sale and manufacturing of cosmetics tested on animals in South Africa, as well as criminalise both the testing of cosmetics on animals and the failure […]

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Energy is the People’s Indaba – Minister snubs civil society

NEWS RELEASE Today, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) and the Campaign for a Just Energy Future (CJEF) joined a number of civil society organisations to discuss the way forward, following the deliberate exclusion of civil society in the Minister of Energy’s rushed energy indaba, planned for tomorrow and Friday (7-8 December). According […]

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Faith communities stand up against government’s corrupt nuclear deal

NEWS SNIPPET 4 DECEMBER 2017 Yesterday morning, the Central Methodist Mission church in Cape Town’s CBD once again showed its solidarity with a cause affecting all South African citizens. This time the church dropped a banner to highlight the Stop the Nuclear Deal Campaign’s fight against government’s dangerous and dirty nuclear energy deal. Pastor at […]

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