Archive | Eco-congregation

Meet SAFCEI’s Bonus Ndlovu

Bonus Ndlovu joined the SAFCEI team in March this year. He relocated from Cape Town to Pretoria so that he could take on the role of the Eco-congregations Co-ordinator in the North, which was previously held by Glynis Goyns. The Earth Keeper newsletter caught up with him for an interview to talk about his work […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch’s encyclical issues call to dwell in harmony with God’s creation

From the World Council of Churches 01 September 2015 As part of the observation of the Time for Creation, Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, has once again sent an encyclical to remind churches and people of good will about the grave risks deriving from growing abuse of energy resources, threatening to increase global warming […]

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Churches to pray for the Care of Creation on 1st September

Joined in prayer, Christian churches around the world will again observe the ecumenical “Time for Creation” (1 September to 4 October), this year bolstered by Pope Francis’s recent proclamation of 1 September as the “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.” The movement toward a yearly commemoration of the biblical mandate to exercise […]

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Klerksdorp Workshop

Over 70 youths are currently gathered at the Rabbuni Centre of the Catholic Diocese of Klerksdorp in the North West.  The purpose of the gathering is to be workshop on the Environment. SAFCEI has been invited to co-facilitate this workshop with a special focus on Eco-congregations and the meaning of the recent Encyclical of Pope […]

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What does Nature want?

Human wants are well articulated, marketed and even expanded to a position of status. Most are ultimately provided by Nature: the landscapes whose scale, seasons and sense of place provide many of our spiritual needs; the raw materials that we process and combine into the multitudinous food and material products that feed us and our […]

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Imam Omar questions South Africa’s nuclear path

“There is no such thing as safe nuclear power!” Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar of the Claremont Main Road Mosque cautioned the congregation who had come to listen to his World Environment Day khutbah (sermon).  The current electricity crisis may motivate the government and some of us to favour risky energy options such as nuclear.  […]

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