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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.

Africa Day digital picket – 25 May 2022

Africa Day is around the corner, join our digital picket to highlight the theme of food security in Africa. In the video below, Gabriel Manyangadze, our Programmes and Climate Justice Coordinator explains how...

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2022 Cage free egg fulfilment report

As of April 2022, 88% of corporate cage-free egg commitments with deadlines of 2021 or earlier have been fulfilled. More than 2,300 food corporations around the world have adopted animal welfare policies that...

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How do you advocate?

A group of 22 diverse faith leaders from around South Africa gathered at Schoenstatt Retreat and Conference Centre in Cape Town from 30 May to 1 June for the Nuclear Free South Africa advocacy and campaigning workshop.   This was one of four advocacy training workshops planned for 2022, with eight women and fourteen men participating from the Western Cape, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and...

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What does your faith say about the protection of animals and their habitats?

Sunday 5 June 2022 was the UN World Environment Day, as well as National Animal Rescue Day. It was the perfect time to discuss the protection of animals and their habitats from a faith perspective. Safcei collaborated with the Rev Ven Nima Taylor of the Cape Town Unitarians to create the hybrid event, broadcast live from the historic Cape Town Unitarian Church in Hout Street, Cape Town. Rev Nima...

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FLEAT Malawi 2022

After two sessions on Zoom in 2021, SAFCEI hosted an in-person Faith Leaders Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) workshop in Malawi during 29-31 March 2022. FLEAT Malawi was attended by seventeen faith leaders who were made up of five female participants and twelve male participants with the majority being youth. The faith leaders were drawn from all over the Country and represented the...

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Africa Day digital picket – 25 May 2022

Africa Day is around the corner, join our digital picket to highlight the theme of food security in Africa. In the video below, Gabriel Manyangadze, our Programmes and Climate Justice Coordinator explains how...

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