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.
Dear friends, SAFCEI, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute, is a faith-based environmental organisation comprised of people of many faiths who are united in diversity through a common...read more
NERSA (The National Energy Regulator of South Africa) has announced a virtual public hearing on 23 February 2021. SAFCEI will be holding a meeting on 22 February ahead of the NERSA public hearings for our...read more
Zoom Launch: Faith Leaders in Africa’s Open Letter to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – 23 February 2021
Please Join us for the Faith Leaders in Africa's Open Letter to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Zoom meeting on 23 February, 10 am to 12 pm. SAFCEI is launching a Faith Leader's Open Letter to the Bill...read more
This coming Sunday will be Valentine's Day, but we at SAFCEI like to call it Earthkeeper's Day and mark the date by doing something to show our love for the Earth and Creation. We will be celebrating the annual Earth Keeper Day and invite all faith communities to join us. This is a response to the increasing commercialisation of Valentine’s Day. Instead of celebrating individual love, we would...read more
By Rev Berry Behr The historic Cape Town FLEAT was held at Monkey Valley Resort from 2nd to 4th December with an enthusiastic and diverse group of faith leaders. We opened the FLEAT with our very first hybrid online and in-person Regional Interfaith Dialogue, asking What does your faith say about land and water justice?. Another highlight of the FLEAT experience was a field trip to...read more
Since we started our food garden webinars for faith communities in September, we have been receiving wonderful stories from participants who have been participating weekly. Last week, Rev Andre Naidoo shared with us pictures of the food garden he has been working on with the community in Cuban Heights/Rondevlei. This week, Vanda Chittenden from St Mary's Anglican Church, Kingsburgh shares with...read more