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.
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.
Fatally flawed, plans to extend the lifespan of Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant by another 20 years
With little more than a week remaining until the deadline for public comment (16 March) on Eskom’s proposal to extend the functioning of the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station - for an additional 20 years, until...
President and Minister of Energy oppose legally binding energy planning for South Africa (in response to The Green Connection and SAFCEI’s court challenge)
Following recent court application (brought in January 2023 ahead of the President’s SONA speech) by The Green Connection and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) – to review...
Invitation: Earthkeepers – 100 Conversations
Earthkeepers: 100 Conversations Conversations about ourselves, each other and our environment Now, more than ever, we need to share information and conversation about the environment. Now, more than...
OWA Africa Summit to end cages 2022
The Open Wing Alliance (OWA) hosts a regional summit each year for regional partners working on cage-free campaigns to meet and connect. This year, the OWA Africa Summit was hosted in Cape Town from 29 November to 1 December 2022. At this summit, we shared the successes and challenges we have encountered this year and discussed the Pick n Pay campaign launched during the summit. OWA Africa...
A story of forgiveness and healing
By Rev Berry Behr Pastor Khawulezile Msele runs an independent church in Khayelitsha, where he feeds more than 50 people three times a week from his premises. Twice, his humble church constructed in informal settlements has been vandalised and destroyed. Now, he has turned his home into a church, and from there he continues to run his soup kitchen and conduct services for his community. SAFCEI...
FLEAT TANZANIA FAITH LEADER PROFILE
Introducing Monica Daniel Nakei, a Roman Catholic faith leader from our FLEAT Tanzania group, who is passionate about agriculture and farming. Monica is an Assistant Lecturer at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Morogoro, Tanzania, and currently a PhD student in Life Sciences, specializing in Sustainable Agriculture at Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology...
Nuclear Free SA webinar with David Fig – 23 November 2022
Join us on 23 November 2022 at 2 PM (SAST) for the second part of our online #NuclearFreeSA webinar series with David Fig. Webinar 2 topic: Is nuclear energy a viable option for the country’s future...
Regional Interfaith Dialogue: What does your faith say about advocating for environmental justice? – 13 December 2022
Calling Faith Leaders in Southern Africa! Join us on 13 December 2022 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (SAST), for an online (Zoom) Regional Interfaith Dialogue. Topic: What does your faith say about advocating for...
#NuclearFreeSA webinar series with David Fig
Join us on 1 November 2022 at 2 PM (SAST) for the start of our three-part #NuclearFreeSA webinar series with David Fig. In this webinar series, we will unpack the history of nuclear energy in South Africa,...
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