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.
SAFCEI and ELA-JHB submit that it would be irregular for the NNR to grant a NISL in circumstances where Eskom’s CEO has indicated that it is unable to build new nuclear power (due to its precarious financial...read more
SAFCEI will be hosting an online Regional Women’s Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT), 31 August to 2 September 2021.
We are calling on women of faith in the region, particularly those in a position of leadership, to join this learning opportunity. Women carry greater burdens from the impacts of climate change,...read more
THE role of faith-based institutions in environmental management has come a long way and cannot be underestimated. The Catholics, Anglicans, Adventists, Islamic Aid, Evangelists, Red-Crescent, World-Vision,...read more
Sheikh Ismail Amini, a member of our FLEAT (Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training) Malawi group facilitated an Environmental awareness and Youth creativity and innovation programme on Thursday 17 June where 40 college women participated. The participants were from areas 46, 36, 8, 47 around Lilongwe City. The young women are targeted in preparation for an upcoming intensive and...read more
A diverse group of selected faith leaders from four provinces in South Africa met virtually on Thursday 20 May to launch a three-year project in eco advocacy. The Faith and Energy Eco-Justice project has four geographically diverse legs – in Greater Cape Town, Karoo, Eastern Cape and Western Cape. The groups will work separately on eco-justice issues relevant to their areas, and then come...read more
The first Zambia FLEAT (Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training) was held on Zoom from 19 – 21 May 2021. Zambia is predominantly Christian with 95% of the population identifying Christians from different denominations. The FLEAT group consisted of 28 faith leaders of which 10 were women. The workshop started with our Faith Leader Liaison, Rev. Berry Behr opening with a...read more