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
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.
Facilitating faith leaders environmental advocacy training (FLEAT) in southern Africa, and providing learning resources to conduct local eco-projects, including eco-actions in congregations.
SAFCEI is running a six-week workshop series on Food Security that will look into practical ways of setting up Agroecological farming projects, developing Agroecogical marketing strategies, monitoring and...read more
MEDIA RELEASE 31 AUGUST 2021 Major Concerns over DMRE’s Obsession with Nuclear Energy, While Avoiding Renewables The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) and Earthlife Africa...read more
Press Release: African Faith Communities Tell Gates Foundation, “Big Farming is No Solution for Africa”
An open letter to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – sent by SAFCEI on behalf of faith leaders on 4 June and endorsed by nearly 500 faith leadersread more
The Season of Creation coincides with the High Holy days of the Jewish faith. This time of deep reflection, celebration and renewed purpose for the Jewish community includes Rosh Hashana (New Year) on 6-8 Sept 2021, and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) 15–16 Sept this year. Judaism follows a solar-lunar calendar, so the dates differ slightly every year. The Hebrew connection to Nature is manifest...read more
The world in crisis – why care of the planet is a religious & spiritual imperative September 1 sees the start of the Season of Creation every year, and this year we explore what our diverse faiths tell us about looking after our common home, planet earth. Although the Season of Creation is a Christian initiative, the shared nature of Creation and of our planet means that it is an opportunity...read more
SAFCEI hosted a Regional Interfaith Dialogue on Tuesday, 10 August, asking the question: What does your faith say about women as Earthkeepers? The event was attended by 45 faith leaders from South Africa, Malawi, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. The Dialogue was timed to link with National Women’s Day in South Africa and UN Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, both of which were celebrated on 9 August. A...read more