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People of faith

caring for living earth

Faith leaders

and green champions in action

SAFCEI Calendar 2019

Featuring photography by local

Cape Town/Garden Route artist

Andrea Nixon

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.

Youth rage against climate complacency

Today, young people in Cape Town join the Global Climate Strike, a youth movement protesting against government inaction on climate change. SAFCEI, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute, supports and marches in solidarity with future...

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Statement on the Mosque tragedy in New Zealand

.“We are devastated and outraged to hear of the mosque shootings & murders in Christchurch earlier today. New Zealanders are tolerant, kind, and accepting people. We mourn with all of New Zealand with Muslims and with everyone around the world. Terrorism should have...

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Faith and Indigenous Leaders celebrate Earth Keeper Day

"In the process of helping the earth to heal, we help ourselves. If we see the earth bleeding from the loss of topsoil, biodiversity, or drought and desertification, and if we reclaim or save what is lost ... the planet will help us in our self-healing and indeed...

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