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.
MEDIA RELEASE 30 MARCH 2021 POOR SOUTH AFRICANS LIKELY TO BE HIT HARDEST BY LOOMING ESKOM TARIFF INCREASE This week, those consumers receiving their electricity directly from Eskom, will be hit with a...read more
Calling Faith Leaders in Southern Africa! Join us on Earth Day, 22 April at 10 am (SAST) for a Regional Multi-Faith Dialogue. Topic: What does your faith say about Green Funerals? RSVP by 15 April 2021:...read more
APPLY: Join our new online Zambia Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training – 4 to 6 May April 2021
SAFCEI is calling on people of faith in Zambia, particularly those in a position of leadership, who want to be actively involved in environmental advocacy within their own community and beyond. The Southern...read more
SAFCEI hosted faith leaders from the Koeberg and Cape Flats areas for a workshop on energy and climate justice at Goedgedacht Farm near Riebeeck Kasteel in the Western Cape, from 16 – 18 March. A total of 29 people joined our first-ever hybrid training, with 22 people in person and a further 7 online. It was also the first time one of our workshops attracted more women than men! More than 63%...read more
We hosted our online FLEAT Malawi on Zoom from 2-4 March 2021. The FLEAT Malawi group of faith leaders were selected to attend the online training in 2020, but due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to postpone the training to 2021. The FLEAT Malawi group consisted of 22 faith leaders from 3 faiths (Muslim, Christian, Baháʼí). The workshop started with our...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