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Way Beyond Nuclear

Our fundraiser The Power of Now: Way Beyond Nuclear was a great success, with a wonderful line-up of speakers and Nik Rabinowitz holding it all together with his quick wit and mischievous humour. Our Green Bishop opened the event by introducing SAFCEI and saying a word of blessing. Kumi Naidoo spoke eloquently as to why […]

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The Sacred Secrets of Nature

SAFCEI has been featured in the SABC series ‘The Sacred Secrets of Nature’! It is an inspiring series about people of faith tackling the environmental challenges facing us on our beautiful planet. Watch to see our Green Bishop, Kate Davies, Venerable Ani Tsondru, SAFCEI’s Chairperson Tahirih Matthee as well as Liz McDaid and the FLEAT team featured. The series […]

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South African ‘Green’ Bishop receives award from the Archbishop of Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury has given an award to a South African Bishop for encouraging the Church to embrace ecological issues. For more than forty years Bishop Geoff Davies, known to many as ‘The Green Bishop’, has been urging his Anglican Church, and now all religions, to recognise their calling to care for God’s creation. […]

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The budget, SA’s energy future and political posturing

SAFCEI commends the Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan for steadying South Africa’s ship, bringing the country back from the brink and creating an element of stability to the nation’s finances.   We hear now that government will only expand nuclear energy capacity ‘after a thorough and transparent tender process’ and at a ‘scale and pace that […]

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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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Let Justice Flow Down – God and Economics

Let Justice Flow Down – God and Economics  a discussion by Bishop Geoff Davies. The world is facing multiple challenges, with burgeoning populations, diminishing resources, gross economic disparities, increasing poverty, environmental destruction.  How do we meet these challenges?  The Bible contains a number of principles regarding economics.  These will be examined to see if we […]

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