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People of faith

caring for living earth

Small grants for eco-justice work with faith communities

Faith leaders

and green champions in action

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.

Food gardening webinars

'If you want to change the world, go home and love your family. ' - Mother Theresa  As a community of Earthkeepers, we recognize the interconnectedness and interdependence of all things in nature. One thing...

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FLEAT member feature: Jackline Wananda

My little garden Farming in small spaces  In this week's Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) feature story, we introduce Ms. Jackline Rebecca Wananda, a member of FLEAT Uganda who represents her Christian Community. Jackline is the founder of FLOW NGO, working to improve the livelihood of girls and women.  Jackline takes us back to where her love for growing food has started....

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The Cage

The Cage How caged hens are living lives of pain and suffering to produce our eggs.   By Georgina Blumears   To begin, I want to commend you on taking the time to read this blog post. During this time of pandemic and environmental challenges, the welfare of layer hens seems irrelevant.  To help you understand why SAFCEI is still working on this cage-free eggs campaign I would like to...

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FLEAT member feature: Sebia Kwaramba

In this week's Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) feature story, we look at the work of Mrs. Sebia Kwaramba, a member of our FLEAT Zimbabwe group who represents a number of organisations including the Zimbabwe Council of Churches and the Methodist Church of Zimbabwe.   Sebia writes about her work and the different hats she wears:   I am working on clean up campaigns with...

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