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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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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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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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