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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.

Video: FLEAT 2 evaluation meeting

We held the final FLEAT 2 (Faith Leader Environmental Training regional group 2) meeting on 6th and 7th November at eMseni Christian Center in Benoni. The group gathered to reflect on their journeys as FLEAT...

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FLEAT member feature: Sebia Kwaramba

In this week's Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) feature story, we look at the work of Mrs. Sebia Kwaramba, a member of our FLEAT Zimbabwe group who represents a number of organisations including the Zimbabwe Council of Churches and the Methodist Church of Zimbabwe.   Sebia writes about her work and the different hats she wears:   I am working on clean up campaigns with...

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The first pandemic: Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)

How unchecked poultry factory farming methods can lead to a new and deadlier bird flu pandemic. The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has ignited widespread awareness of zoonotic (spread from animal to human) diseases and the pace in which an outbreak in the Chinese Mainland can become a global crisis. Covid-19 is the top of all our minds, but this is not the first zoonotic disease to have a...

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FLEAT member feature: Dominic Amon Nyasulu

In this week's Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) feature story, we look at the work of Dominic Amon Nyasulu  from Malawi, who is a member of the FLEAT 2 regional representing the Catholic faith. Dominic Amon Nyasulu is the Programmes Manager for the National Youth Network On Climate Change (NYNCC) and Founder of World Faith Malawi. Dominic’s core focus is the national...

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