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SAFCEI Annual Report 2016

  Our Annual Report for 2016 gives you a view into our work: caring for the sacred community of life! Read about our Programmes & Activities including: Eco-congregations, FLEAT – Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training, the Anti-Nuclear Campaign, Anti-Mining Campaigns: Fracking and uranium mining in the Karoo, Sustaining the Wild Coast – Community resistance, OWL: Caring […]

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Support SAFCEI’s submission to Nuclear EIA

This is SAFCEI’s response to the revised draft Environmental Impact Assessment Report Version 2 for the Eskom Nuclear Power Station and Associated Infrastructure (Nuclear-1) – DEA Ref. no: 12/1/20/944 (version 2 of the RDEIA report ) for a proposed Nuclear Power Station and Associated Infrastructure. Submission to Nuclear EIA 10 December 2015 If you support this submission […]

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Season of light

By Louisa Feiter It is the season of light in more than one way. As summer arrives in the Southern Hemisphere, so do the celebrations of Diwali, Chanukah and Christmas, all of which are strongly grounded in traditions of light. Chanukah, or Hanukkah, is known as the Festival of Lights in the Jewish faith. Diwali, […]

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Sacred sounds

By Louisa Feiter Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let Earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven, and Heaven and nature sing. Joy to the world, the Saviour reigns! Let men their songs employ; While fields and floods, […]

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More than a special gift

By Louisa Feiter And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh. Matthew 2: 11 Frankincense and myrrh are most often associated with Christianity, as […]

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74 year old man cycles for Climate Justice

Victor Coutries, or Tata Victor as he is known to his fellow cyclists, is cycling from Nkomazi, Mpumalanga to Lobatse, Botswana, in the name of climate justice. As part of the We Have Faith – Act Now for Climate Justice campaign, this is Tata Victor’s second time to participate in raising awareness around climate change […]

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Emerging Leaders Multi-Faith Climate Convergence

By Desdery Moses Greetings dear brothers and sisters, Last month, I and my fellow CYNESA (Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa) members—Allen and Anne from Kenya, and Tafara from Zimbabwe—had the opportunity to represent CYNESA at the Emerging Leaders Multi-Faith Climate Convergence, organized by Green Faith and Our Voices, in Rome. After all […]

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SAFCEI Responds to Pope’s Encyclical

The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) endorses the Pope’s call for systemic change, for an acknowledgement that we are one earth, and that human societies should stand together in calling for solutions to heal the earth, not endanger it. SAFCEI, which is comprised of all the major faith groups in southern Africa, expresses […]

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