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World Environment Day: ‘Connecting people to nature’

“Connecting people to nature” – this year’s global theme for World Environment Day.  It both reflects what is perhaps our most fundamental problem and points to how we can solve it. The problem is that we as humankind have allowed ourselves, in our heads and in our hearts, to become disconnected from the Earth and […]

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Earth Keepers Must Rise

“We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, a time when humanity must choose its future”.     – Earth Charter The Earth Keepers’ baton was given to the world at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, 2002 and currently SAFCEI is passing it on to the youth in South Africa. On […]

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SACC speaks out against corruption in the SA government

The South African Council of Churches (SACC) has spoken out strongly against corruption in South Africa’s government. This follows from a report that has come out of the SACC’s ‘Unburdening Panel’ – a platform created in April 2016 following ANC’s failed probe into allegations of state capture, and created as a space where individuals could come forward […]

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Apply now to join the second round of FLEAT

Dear friends, The Southern African Faith Community Environment Institute (SAFCEI) believes that people of faith have a moral imperative to speak against the socio-ecological injustices that face Africa’s peoples and our surrounding environment. In witnessing for the earth, SAFCEI believes that faith leadership at local level can share our local experiences, network with each other, […]

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Active Citizens Network Launch

What comes next? Post the Secret Nuclear Deal court case, many people have asked what will happen now that the court case has been successful. It is a landmark achievement with the court judgement sending a clear message to government about energy procurement, however much more needs to be done to secure a just energy future […]

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The fight for the Philippi Horticultural Area continues

The Philippi Horticultural Area Food and Farming Campaign has been strongly advocating against the inappropriate urban and industrial development and mining of the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) for quite some time now. We shared a story of the importance of the PHA but sadly this is not recognised by all and another tender was advertised this month. We stand with the […]

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Bee Line Exhibition

Bees are wonderful creatures and play an integral role not only in the web of life, but also in our cultural lives, with honey being enjoyed and utilised over the centuries. Their disappearance would be an enormous loss and mean a drastic change to the environment – therefore we were excited to hear about the upcoming […]

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