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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.

Southern Africa – Feeling the Effects of the Climate Crisis

By Robyn Bowden “More than 11-million people are now experiencing crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity” due to the “deepening drought and climate crisis” and this “number will likely rise in the coming months.” This news came through a  joint call for support, issued late last year, from the United Nation’s (UN) World Food Programme (WFP), UN Children’s Fund (Unicef) and the UN Food and...

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SAFCEI attends the Western Cape NERSA hearings

By Georgina Blumears January saw SAFCEI and faith leaders back, at what seems to be becoming an annual event, a public consultation on rising electricity costs.  At the latest public hearings held by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) Eskom is looking to recoup R27.3-billion to cover its costs from the 2018/19 financial year, meaning electricity tariffs may rise by 12-17% next...

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FLEAT Karoo 2019

  We hosted our first Karoo Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) workshop in Graaff-Reinet from 19th to 21st November. Faith leaders from the Eastern Cape and surrounding areas engaged on issues around water, land, biodiversity loss, food, climate and energy. The group joined the march against fracking in the region and prayed for the community of Graaff-Reinet currently...

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