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Launching a day of love for creation

When last did you truly experience Nature, God’s original scriptures?  SAFCEI is inviting you to celebrate Earth Keeper Day on the weekend of 14th & 15th of February.  Huh?! How is this day different from all the other environmental days on our calendar? Earth Keeper Day is about opening our hearts and connecting spiritually with […]

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Pope Francis’s edict on climate is a big deal.

2014 was the hottest year on record.  Not afraid of political heat, Pope Francis, dubbed the `superman pope’, is making urgent action for Climate Change a priority in 2015.  He has long been aware of what he calls the human ecology impacts of our exploitative economic and financial systems.  “We are experiencing a moment of […]

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Dear Minister Nene,

LETTER FROM BISHOP GEOFF DAVIES TO SOUTH AFRICA’S FINANCE MINISTER   The Honourable Nhlanhla Nene, Minister of Finance, Parliament, Cape Town 28th January 2015   Open letter to the Minister of Finance   Dear Minister Nene, Having had the privilege of meeting you last year when I told you about the impending visit of Charles […]

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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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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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