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God gave us sun and wind – Best we use them!

All around us, everyday, nature shows us uncountable examples of how to use the earth’s energy efficiently and sustainably.  Our advances in harnessing the wind, water, solar and bio-thermal energy have scaled up the capture of these energy sources so that today we can use nature’s energy to power our lives. That is, if, our […]

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Who holds the power?

“Faith communities are seriously concerned at indications that South Africa’s future energy choices are being determined behind closed doors by foreign business interests” says Liz McDaid, who coordinates SAFCEI’s governance programme. The Department of Energy (DoE) has responded negatively to the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) application of the Southern African Faith Communities’ […]

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Youth explore links between Faith and Nature.

There was an overwhelming response to the invitations that were sent out for the Youth Leadership Workshop in November 2015.  Twenty four dynamic and socio- politically aware candidates who care for the environment participated.  A few of the participants were Cape based but the others travelled from Gauteng, KZN, Lesotho, Mozambique, Malawi and Swaziland. The […]

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Creation’s YES!

In the spirit of reawakening and restoring our heart and soul connection with nature in 2015, John Roff’s poem While We sleep reminds us that even as we sleep nature is vibrantly awake. To attend a Poems and Spirit event see invite  at the end of this article. `While we Sleep’  While we sleep, whole […]

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Does your life bless the Earth?

What does the start of 2015 bring to the growing number of people of faith who feel increasing dis-ease about the health of our planet?  What does it mean for Earth Keepers? We are urged by green organisations and the authorities to recycle, to save water and energy, to buy less and to buy local, etc. […]

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Advocacy training inspires Eco-action.

15 faith leaders from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Malawi and Kenya attended SAFCEI’s first Faith Leaders’ Environment Advocacy Training (FLEAT) in November.  The programme was run in Cape Town over three days by Liziwe McDaid, SAFCEI’s Energy and Climate Change Programme Coordinator.  The participants selected for training in advocacy skills were specifically chosen for their passion […]

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Treasury has not Explored Nuclear

Treasury has responded to the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI)’s application for information regarding the nuclear deals. SAFCEI believes that prior to entering into any international nuclear agreements, it would be imperative to investigate any financial obligations that the country might incur under such agreements. Such obligations would presumably be drawn from experts […]

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SAFCEI’s Lydia Mogano: climate injustice is her challenge!

Lydia Mogano is SAFCEI’s dynamic Regional Co-ordinator. Her hectic schedule keeps her on the move. It takes her to meetings with communities in the SADC region and to international faith and environmental conferences. Earth Keeper newsletter managed to pin her down for a telephone interview so that she could share some of her inspiring experiences […]

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