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SAFCEI’s Submission into INDC for COP21

3 September 2015 Attention: Ms. Irene Koenze Department of Environment Affairs and Tourism South African Government. Tel: +27 12 399 8837 E-mail: ccadmin@environment.gov.za   Submission into the proposed  Intended Nationally Determined Contribution for South Africa (INDC). Introduction The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) aims to promote the care and nurturing of all of God’s creation. […]

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Morality shut out of energy debate

How ironic! As I walked into the parliamentary energy portfolio committee meeting in my episcopal shirt and collar, I heard an African National Congress MP saying, “I don’t know why theologians express views on nuclear. They don’t know anything about nuclear energy and should stay in their churches”, or something to that effect. What an […]

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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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Now is the time to act for climate justice

By Louisa Feiter With the COP21 international climate talks coming up in Paris this year – talks that are meant to bring about a universal, legally binding agreement to combat climate change effectively – we talked to two young South African women, both committed environmental activists. They were both featured as part of Mail&Guardian’s 200 […]

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Pan African Climate Justice Campaign – Cycling Caravan from Mozambique to Kenya

29 August 2015: Pan Africa Climate Justice Campaign launches with Cycling Caravan from Mozambique to Kenya Please join us by promoting this campaign through Twitter and Facebook  Faith groups and activists in Africa, united by the desire to prevent catastrophic climate change, are launching a cycling caravan, to call on the governments of Africa and […]

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Sewage in the Sea

By Louisa Feiter Disposal of sewage, especially in a city like Cape Town, is a smelly business. However it has become an even smellier affair recently when photographs and accounts of kayakers and surfers have shown that Cape Town’s marine sewage outlets have reached dangerous levels. Whilst the city of Cape Town has been allowed […]

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