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People of faith

caring for living earth

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.


On 8 September a Climate Rise Mini-Summit was jointly hosted by SAFCEI,, and WESSA. A diverse group of 170 stakeholders including environmental activists, members from faith community, youth, government and community based activists attended the event. Climate...

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Rise for climate action in Cape Town on 8 September

Rise for Climate Action Cape Town How are we stepping up to the challenge? Saturday 8 September, 10h00 – 13h00 On 8 September, we’ll be having a conversation with dynamic climate leadership from local government, business, the media, education, youth, civil society...

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