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FLEAT Cape Town

  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 Ocean View Organic Farms, a permaculture co-operative run by 5 local women. Our FLEAT participants...

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Food gardening webinars for faith communities: Vanda Chittenden shares her story

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 us the story of how they started with their food garden and realised the bigger community need....

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Food gardening webinar story: Rev Andre Naidoo

We have hosted five of our nine weekly webinars on food gardening for faith communities with renowned permaculturalist, John Nzira. Join our next webinar on Tuesday, 27 October 2020 at 12:30pm (SAST). Rev Andre Naidoo shares with us pictures of the food garden he has been working on with the community in Cuban Heights/Rondevlei.    I look forward to each Tuesday's Food Garden Webinar. It is inspiring to see John presenting directly from his farm, showing...

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FLEAT member feature: Jackline Wananda

My little garden Farming in small spaces  In this week's Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) feature story, we introduce Ms. Jackline Rebecca Wananda, a member of FLEAT Uganda who represents her Christian Community. Jackline is the founder of FLOW NGO, working to improve the livelihood of girls and women.  Jackline takes us back to where her love for growing food has started. She says: When SAFCEI organized the FLEAT training in Uganda in September 2017, I thought I couldn’t...

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The Cage

The Cage How caged hens are living lives of pain and suffering to produce our eggs.   By Georgina Blumears   To begin, I want to commend you on taking the time to read this blog post. During this time of pandemic and environmental challenges, the welfare of layer hens seems irrelevant.  To help you understand why SAFCEI is still working on this cage-free eggs campaign I would like to share this quote.    Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies....

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FLEAT member feature: Sebia Kwaramba

In this week's Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) feature story, we look at the work of Mrs. Sebia Kwaramba, a member of our FLEAT Zimbabwe group who represents a number of organisations including the Zimbabwe Council of Churches and the Methodist Church of Zimbabwe.   Sebia writes about her work and the different hats she wears:   I am working on clean up campaigns with churches in the Zimbabwe Council of Churches-and other cooperating partners such as Zimbabwe Prison...

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The first pandemic: Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)

How unchecked poultry factory farming methods can lead to a new and deadlier bird flu pandemic. The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has ignited widespread awareness of zoonotic (spread from animal to human) diseases and the pace in which an outbreak in the Chinese Mainland can become a global crisis. Covid-19 is the top of all our minds, but this is not the first zoonotic disease to have a deadly impact on the people around the world.  Avian influenza, or “bird flu”, is a contagious disease of...

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FLEAT member feature: Dominic Amon Nyasulu

In this week's Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) feature story, we look at the work of Dominic Amon Nyasulu  from Malawi, who is a member of the FLEAT 2 regional representing the Catholic faith. Dominic Amon Nyasulu is the Programmes Manager for the National Youth Network On Climate Change (NYNCC) and Founder of World Faith Malawi. Dominic’s core focus is the national awareness campaign on banning thin plastic bags and single-use plastic, and enhancing small scale green...

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FLEAT member feature: Kelly Ngeti

In this week's Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) feature story, we look at the work of Kelly Mwakanah Ngeti from Mombasa, Kenya, who has been a member of the FLEAT 1 regional group since 2015. From the organization Center for Sustainable Development – Kenya (Cesud-ke) and representing the Catholic faith, Kelly Ngeti, was one of the first recipients of the FLEAT trainings in 2015.  In January 2019, Ngeti came up with a concept focusing on solid waste management through...

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FLEAT member feature: Lisa Johnstone

Our story this week comes from Lisa Johnstone. Lisa is a FLEAT South African member and represents the Northfield Methodist Church in Benoni. She shares with us some of the activities the Mission and Outreach department have been up to recently.  “As you can imagine, the situation on the ground for the homeless and very poor is dire. Our mission and outreach staff have been working with the army to become an emergency food supplier, and many of the staff have received permits to act as...

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