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.
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.
Faith communities oppose proposal to extend the lifespan of the Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant
Yesterday (16 March) was the deadline for public comment on Eskom’s proposal to extend the life of the Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant by another 20 years. The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment...
Job Vacancy: Junior Programmes Administrative Assistant
JOB DESCRIPTION Position Title Junior Programmes Administrative Assistant (fixed-term contract post – 12 months renewable contingent on funding) Reports to Finance and HR Manager PURPOSE Assist the...
Job Vacancy: Junior Social Media Engagement Assistant
JOB DESCRIPTION VACANCY: Junior Social Media Engagement Assistant (part-time) PURPOSE SAFCEI is seeking a Junior Social Media Engagement Assistant who is passionate about using social media platforms...
Eskom power cuts impact on factory farmed animals
Recently a story broke out about a North West poultry farmer, Herman du Preez who reported the death of approximately 50 000 broiler chickens, who died of suffocation due to the effects of load shedding (lack of electricity-dependent ventilation, lighting & temperature control). The Frangipani Boerdery farmer, du Preez says that the death of the chickens is due to lack of consistent...
Regional Interfaith Dialogue: What does your faith say about advocating for environmental justice?
Faith Leaders at the final Regional Interfaith Dialogue for 2022 described environmental advocacy as “God’s own initiative” because we are created in God’s image and tasked by God with looking after His Creation. We asked faith leaders at the sixth Regional Interfaith Dialogue for 2022: What does your faith say about environmental advocacy? The topic was linked to three United Nations special...
Green Action Week: Seed Swop 2023
Nirmala Nair, a seed expert who had been a guest speaker at SAFCEI’s inaugural event in 2005, was the guest speaker for our Seed Swap event at Ocean View Organic Farms on Friday 2 December 2022. The Spontaneous Seed Swap event was organised as part of Green Action Week 2022. We specifically invited faith leaders who have shown interest in or have already created their own food gardens. Nirmala...
SAFCEI Submission – PCC Faith Leader Dialogue 8 March 2023
On Wednesday, 8 March 2023, we met with the Presidential Climate Commission virtually and in-person for a Faith Leaders Dialogue on the Just Energy Transition. Below is the speech by our Executive Director,...
Information Session: Have your say on the life extension of Koeberg – 2 March 2023
The Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant’s 40-year lifespan is coming to an end in 2024. Eskom is now seeking to extend Koeberg’s operation by another 20 years. Experts are saying that this is ill advised because of...
APPLY to join our first Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) Zimbabwe II in Bulawayo – 21 to 23 March 2023
SAFCEI will be hosting our first Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) Zimbabwe II in Bulawayo from 21 to 23 March 2023 and is inviting applications now. We are seeking applications from people...
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