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 hosted an online Regional Interfaith Dialogue on “What does your faith say about green funerals?” and Prayers for the Earth for #EarthDay Speakers included Ezelle Theunissen (Buddhist) Pirira...read more
Join us online on 20 April at 10 AM (SAST) for an update on the #NuclearFreeSA campaign. On 26 February 2017, SAFCEI and Earthlife Africa JHB blocked the unlawful and unconstitutional actions of the South...read more
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
Did you know that medication in your system does not break down in the sewage treatment process and is released into the oceans where it affects the sea life? Scientists testing the waters around Cape Town can tell the prevalent illnesses affecting people in different areas, by identifying the medication in the systems of aquatic animals such as sea urchins. So looking after our own health and...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