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Issued by the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference Justice and Peace Department (SACBC J&P) and the Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute (SAFCEI)

27 September 2012

We, 78 members   of a wide cross section of faith communities (Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Quakers) representing a large part of South Africa’s population,  gathered in an indaba on “a just energy future”. The sacred texts of all our faiths clearly call for

  • the establishment of justice, equity, and the pursuit of peace for people and the planet,
  • a just economy that serves all people and
  • a sustainable and just energy policy that is sensitive to the priority of the needs of people and the environment for this and future generations.