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Day 2 in Paris

By Lydia Mogano and Tahirih Matthee Like a big sale season, delegates from across the globe were flocking to the Climate Generation Area (known as the green zone) on the 1st December 2015. This venue is situated about less than 200m away from the main COP 21 conference, called Le Bourget, and it was created especially […]

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Paris is mobilising

Though Parisians could not march this last weekend of the 28 – 29 November, they are nevertheless engaging in the global climate movement. Here are some pictures that show the amazing and creative engagement of civil society as COP21 kicks off.                     Another creative effort included putting […]

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Cape Climate March

SAFCEI joined the very successful #CapeClimateMarch yesterday, which took place in the city centre of Cape Town. Together with our faith leader puppets we marched in the heat – which was quite apt, considering why we were marching – to parliament where a petition was handed over symbolically to Helen Zille, Patricia de Lille and Tina […]

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COP21: HUMANITY’S LAST-CHANCE SALOON

29 November 2015 Statement from Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and the Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu COP21 is not just about the weather; it is a unique opportunity for the world’s leaders to address global inequity. It is an opportunity for powerful people and nations to acknowledge that their environmental well-being, their security and sustainability, is dependent […]

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Global pilgrimage, treading lightly is possible

28 November 2015: Paris By Lydia Mogano The President’s security declaration has caused a major shift in civil society’s mobilisation for climate justice, making it even more complex for us to raise our voices. Nonetheless we people of faith still had a fantastic opportunity to join with thousands of people who were praying, walking and cycling […]

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Cycling D-Day nigh – Africa moves to climax

By M’thetho Lungu Frederick Akula, team leader for Kenya’s Harambee21, enjoys his one but last breakfast on Africa’s biggest climate justice cycling campaign. He tells me he and his charges are even more energetic to conclude the We Have Faith – Act Now for Climate Justice campaign which flagged off on 31st August in Maputo, Mozambique. […]

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