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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.

A story of forgiveness and healing

A story of forgiveness and healing

By Rev Berry Behr Pastor Khawulezile Msele runs an independent church in Khayelitsha, where he feeds more than 50 people three times a week from his premises. Twice, his humble church constructed in informal settlements has been vandalised and destroyed. Now, he has turned his home into a church, and from there he continues to run his soup kitchen and conduct services for his community. SAFCEI...

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FLEAT TANZANIA FAITH LEADER PROFILE

FLEAT TANZANIA FAITH LEADER PROFILE

Introducing Monica Daniel Nakei, a Roman Catholic faith leader from our FLEAT Tanzania group, who is passionate about agriculture and farming. Monica is an Assistant Lecturer at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Morogoro, Tanzania, and currently a PhD student in Life Sciences, specializing in Sustainable Agriculture at Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology...

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FLEAT Tanzania

FLEAT Tanzania

The newly selected FLEAT Tanzania cohort came together at The Luther House in Dar es Salaam on 25-27 October with 23 faith leaders, 11 men and 12 women, from all regions of Tanzania. The group represented the Christian and Muslim faiths. Some faith leaders travelled 17 hours by bus to participate in FLEAT. The three days covered topics such as Food and the effects of climate change, loss of...

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#NuclearFreeSA webinar series with David Fig

#NuclearFreeSA webinar series with David Fig

Join us on 1 November 2022 at 2 PM (SAST) for the start of our three-part #NuclearFreeSA webinar series with David Fig. In this webinar series, we will unpack the history of nuclear energy in South Africa,...

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