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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.

COP24: Reflections on Climate talks in Katowice

By Wellington Sibanda This year COP24 annual UN Climate conference concluded late on Saturday evening in Katowice Poland, after two weeks of tension –filled talks. Nearly 23,000 delegates were part of the conference. Part of the items that was agree on was starting a...

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#banfracking Declaration

The Support Centre for Land Change, community organizations and local and international NGO's met on 16-18 November 2018 in Wilderness, to discuss our response to the increased push for fracking in South Africa. See the #banfracking Declaration...

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COP24 Statement by Bishop Geoff Davies

We pray all at COP24 will take the bold and necessary steps needed to ensure that average global temperatures do not exceed 1.5°C. We have already exceeded an average global increase of 1.1°C.  A two degree increase would bring about a three or four degree increase in...

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Marriott International to go Cage-Free by 2025

In less than 48 hours of the Open Wing Alliance campaign launch, Marriott Hotels, the world's *largest* hotel group, has committed to dropping battery cages for egg-laying hens WORLDWIDE! See Marriott International's public commitment here. Read more about our...

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