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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.

Hotel Verde to go cage-free by 2025

After running a week-long public campaign, Hotel Verde, with operations in Cape Town and Zanzibar, has committed to sourcing 100% cage-free eggs throughout their operations by 2025. They have also committed to annually publicly report on their progress in this regard....

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Taking back ownership of our seeds

  Seeds are one of the most remarkable miracles, where life bursts forth from the tiniest dormant organism. Humans have spent generations caring, saving and sharing seeds to ensure that there is enough diversity for both themselves and the natural world on which...

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SAFCEI Policy Conference 2019

  We hosted our first Policy Conference in ten years, from 5th to 7th November 2019 at eMseni Christian Centre in Benoni, South Africa. Entitled “A New Vision for Sacred Life and Living Earth”, the conference brought together faith and thought leaders and...

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