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.
MEDIA RELEASE JULY 2022 FAITH COMMUNITIES’ VIGIL CALLS FOR AN #ENERGYPLAN4ALL, AS CRISES CONTINUE On the morning of 20 July, in time to rise with the winter sun, the Southern African Faith...read more
MEDIA RELEASE 26 JULY 2022 GOVERNMENT’S NEW AMENDMENTS FOR FRACKING REGULATIONS DO NOT MAKE SENSE According to the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environmental Institute (SAFCEI), the Department...read more
OP-ED BY FRANCESCA DE GASPARIS AND FLETCHER HARPER In March, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) sent letters to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Join Christians around the world in celebrating the Season of Creation from 1 September through 4 October. The Season of Creation, which runs from 1 September through to St Francis day on 4 October,...read more
Over the years, the climate crisis has become a climate emergency that demands action from all of us. Due to climate change, we have been facing life-threatening events such as extreme weather conditions due...read more