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 30 June 2021 at 10 am (SAST) for a Regional Interfaith Dialogue. Topic: What does your faith say about Industrial farming? RSVP by 23 June 2021:...read more
76 animal protection organizations have launched a global campaign demanding that Yum! Brands restaurants (KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and The Habit Burger Grill) end extreme animal cruelty in their egg supply...read more
On 6 May Evans Ndadzungira, Zimbabwe Youth Biodiversity Network (ZYBN) School Outreach Officer and FLEAT Zimbabwe participant and Knowledge Vingi (ZYBN Programs Coordinator) was invited by Arundel School to...read more
A homemade biodigester can save citizens up to R500 a month in electricity costs. Lydia Petersen achieved some two hours a day of free cooking time when she created a biodigester in her backyard in Mitchell’s Plain. Now, Lydia is determined to share her knowledge and experience with other community members because she says there is no need for families to suffer from exorbitant electricity...read more
Did you know that medication in your system does not break down in the sewage treatment process and is released into the oceans where it affects the sea life? Scientists testing the waters around Cape Town can tell the prevalent illnesses affecting people in different areas, by identifying the medication in the systems of aquatic animals such as sea urchins. So looking after our own health and...read more
SAFCEI hosted faith leaders from the Koeberg and Cape Flats areas for a workshop on energy and climate justice at Goedgedacht Farm near Riebeeck Kasteel in the Western Cape, from 16 – 18 March. A total of 29 people joined our first-ever hybrid training, with 22 people in person and a further 7 online. It was also the first time one of our workshops attracted more women than men! More than 63%...read more