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Who we are

SAFCEI (Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute) is a multi-faith organisation committed to supporting faith leaders and their communities in Southern Africa to increase awareness, understanding and action on eco-justice, sustainable living and climate change.

What We Do

Care for the Earth by Faith Communities

Promoting understanding of the connection between faith and living Earth, and inspiring people of faith to effect change and just development within their own communities.

Energy Justice

Working for South Africans to have accessible, affordable and sustainable energy, and for faith leaders and communities from other countries to learn from South Africa’s experience.

Food & Climate Justice

Promoting a rights of nature approach to food sovereignty and climate change, opposing factory farming, industrial agriculture and GMOs.

Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training

Facilitating faith leaders environmental advocacy training (FLEAT) in southern Africa, and providing learning resources to conduct local eco-projects, including eco-actions in congregations.

Eco-Footprinting Workshop – 21 June 2021

Join us on 21 June 2021 at 1 PM (SAST) for an online Eco-Footprinting workshop. Do you and your faith community want to walk more lightly on the Earth? Ecological footprinting is a method of looking at the...

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Faith and Energy Eco-Justice project – Induction workshop

A diverse group of selected faith leaders from four provinces in South Africa met virtually on Thursday 20 May to launch a three-year project in eco advocacy. The Faith and Energy Eco-Justice project has four geographically diverse legs – in Greater Cape Town, Karoo, Eastern Cape and Western Cape. The groups will work separately on eco-justice issues relevant to their areas, and then come...

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FLEAT Zambia

The first Zambia FLEAT (Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training) was held on Zoom from 19 – 21 May 2021.    Zambia is predominantly Christian  with 95% of the population identifying Christians from different denominations. The FLEAT group consisted of 28 faith leaders of which 10 were women.    The workshop started with our Faith Leader Liaison, Rev. Berry Behr opening with a...

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Over 6000 trees planted in Malawi: Small grants recipient shares his story

  Geofrey Manasseh, Malawi - URI Malawian CCs URI Malawian CCs planted almost 6450 trees in 2020-2021 rain season in different areas. Through financial support from Southern African Faith Communities Environmental Institute (SAFCEI) Nkhata Bay CC, Wildlife and Natural Resources Conservation and Rehabilitation Trust (WNRCRT) CC, planted indeginous trees while Mangochi West CC, Kasinje CC and...

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