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
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.
Facilitating faith leaders environmental advocacy training (FLEAT) in southern Africa, and providing learning resources to conduct local eco-projects, including eco-actions in congregations.
Calling Faith Leaders in Southern Africa! Join us on Earth Day, 22 April at 10 am (SAST) for a Regional Interfaith Dialogue. Topic: What does your faith say about Green Funerals? Register here: ...read more
APPLY: Join our new online Zambia Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training – 4 to 6 May April 2021
SAFCEI is calling on people of faith in Zambia, particularly those in a position of leadership, who want to be actively involved in environmental advocacy within their own community and beyond. The Southern...read more
MEDIA RELEASE MARCH 2021 10-YEARS AFTER FUKUSHIMA DISASTER, SOUTH AFRICANS SPEAK OUT AGAINST NUCLEAR “The ongoing issues from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, which happened ten-years ago this month...read more
This coming Sunday will be Valentine's Day, but we at SAFCEI like to call it Earthkeeper's Day and mark the date by doing something to show our love for the Earth and Creation. We will be celebrating the annual Earth Keeper Day and invite all faith communities to join us. This is a response to the increasing commercialisation of Valentine’s Day. Instead of celebrating individual love, we would...read more
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...read more
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...read more