Teacher cycles to save Mother Earth

By M’thetho Lungu*  10th September 2015. Tlakweng, Botswana: Tony Kinosi is more than cool, environmentally suave, and a teacher living a green mission. As the Botswana Climate Justice Ambassador, Bishop Champion Malongwa donates trees to Naledi Secondary School’s environment club through member Shallah Moleta, Kinosi peddles towards the small ceremony. His yellow bike moving forward […]

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SAFCEI seeks an Executive Director

The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) is looking for an Executive Director to succeed Bishop Geoff Davies, SAFCEI’s founder and patron. She or he needs to have a deep faith and be committed to seeking justice for people and the planet. We are praying for a person of vision who will work with […]

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Prof Steve Thomas hits back at Rosatom claims

VLADIMIR SLIVYAK very effectively contests some of the points made by Viktor Polikarpov on behalf of Rosatom. There are a couple of important issues Slivyak did not have space to bring up. Polikarpov claims that: “Nuclear energy is gradually replacing the traditional energy sources in the energy balance of countries. The share of nuclear energy […]

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Botswana President supports We Have Faith campaign

By M’thetho Lungu* 10th September 2015. Botswana: President Ian Khama has boosted the Botswana climate justice cycling campaign by buying one of the cyclists a bicycle. The red road bike, has been offered to Jonmol Cycling Club’s Elvis Setshogo, who hails from Ramotswa, some 20km out of Gaborone. “I am excited that he bought the bicycle […]

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Botswana adds 500 trees to world’s 3.04 trillion

By M’thetho Lungu* 8th Sept. ’15. Gaborone. BOTSWANA: In just two days of its We Have Faith Act Now Climate Justice cycling caravan campaign, Botswana has already started planting its 500 trees committed through the 516km stretch. Bishop Champion Malongwa, chairperson of the Botswana Council of Churches (BCC) and National Ambassador for the campaign told […]

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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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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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