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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.

Plant a tree to save the world

Vincent Manyika from FLEAT Zambia sent us this inspiring video and message. "African Youth Global Network Director wishes to thank SAFCEI for the support rendered to us. We have grown from one level of Glory to another. We have even started a tree nursery project in our community after undergoing a series for climate Justice training in the quest to combat Climate Change. We therefore dedicate...

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A Prayer for Us

By Ricardo Swanepoel , Rastafarian, Helenvale, Gqeberha. Be it as it may We’ve broken bread, we’ve prayed the lessons learned and knowledge gained assure us all nothing was not in vain  We’ve known not  we’d hear these voices, the challenges,  the hard choices Yet once heard,  we did wonder what to say I thought to say nothing except give you all a bow as we go forward in this fight having...

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Faith leaders support peer projects

By Cele Esau, lay leader for social justice at Cape Town Unitarians   On Wed, July 6th, a small delegation of interfaith leaders from SAFCEI’s Faith and Eco-Justice project went for a site visit to a project in the Khayelitsha community of Solomon Mahlangu headed by our colleague Pastor Mazwi Ndikolo. The delegation consisted of myself, Cele Esau, together with Rev. Berry Behr, Princess...

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Faiths 4 Climate Justice 2022

​Safcei is a founding partner of the GreenFaith international network; together, we raise our voices for climate justice. As people of diverse faiths around the globe, we want our moral voices to be heard and...

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