SAFCEI will be hosting our first Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) for Tanzania from 25 to 27 October 2022 and is inviting applications now.
We are seeking applications from people of faith that live in Tanzania, particularly those in leadership in their faith institutions.
SAFCEI will bring together faith leaders from across Tanzania to create an opportunity for faith-led eco-justice. Issues of water, land, biodiversity, gender, food, energy and climate justice will be on the agenda. Ethical actions for your faith community will be part of the workshop.
We are bringing together faith leaders from across the country to create a platform for common eco-justice action. (see https://safcei.org/what-we-do/fleat/ for more information about the previous FLEAT).
Eco-justice advocacy includes:
- Sharing challenges and inspiring stories with other faith communities to encourage them to take similar actions and share their stories.
- Campaigning and advocacy on policies that affect faith communities and the environment.
- Planning for campaigns and local ethical actions in faith communities that demonstrate a way of living that restores rather than destroys nature and the human community.
To be part of this training, you will need to allocate your time to advocacy work and have a passion for addressing environmental justice. Please complete the application form and your letter of motivation, together with a letter of support/recommendation from your faith leader and send it to SAFCEI.
Please note that this training will be held in-person from 08:30 to 17:00 over three days.
If you are a faith leader who is passionate about environmental justice, and want to learn more about eco-justice and build your network, please apply. Please share this opportunity widely in Tanzania. SAFCEI is seeking a diverse group of Tanzanian faith leaders with 50% women, and youth.
This workshop will involve a process of sharing and designing an advocacy plan collectively with input from various advocacy specialists. Practical ethical eco-action will be part of the plans created. Refer to the video to see what you can expect from previous training.
Participants will be able to take experiences from the workshops and apply them in their faith communities between training sessions.
Participants are expected to work together on advocacy actions both in their own countries and in the SADC region and commit to attending six SAFCEI workshops over the next three years.
If you are selected, we will be in touch with further details.