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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.

Interfaith Talanoa Dialogue Call to COP28

Interfaith Talanoa Dialogue Call to COP28

  View the Interfaith Talanoa Dialogue Call to COP28 here. [pdf-embedder url="https://safcei.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/2023-Talanoa-Call-COP-28-final-version.pdf" title="2023 Talanoa Call COP 28 final...

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Growing Hope: FLEAT Zambia Empowers Mukunkiki School with community garden project

Growing Hope: FLEAT Zambia Empowers Mukunkiki School with community garden project

Esther Kakole, a member of SAFCEI’s Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) Zambia group representing the Christian faith recently shared one of the activities she has been active in.  Esther writes: “Our school is Mukunkiki primary school situated on the banks of Mukunkiki stream in Luampa, Zambia. In this area, locals are into farming maize, groundnuts, and mostly cassava. The...

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Bvumbwe Parish’s Holy Childhood Programme: Nurturing Faith and Nature through Tree Planting

Bvumbwe Parish’s Holy Childhood Programme: Nurturing Faith and Nature through Tree Planting

Father Damian Abraham, a Catholic priest at Bvumbwe Parish in Blantyre, Malawi, and a dedicated member of SAFCEI's Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) Malawi group, passionately highlighted the remarkable initiatives undertaken by his parish. “The Priests of Bvumbwe Catholic Parish in the Archdiocese of Blantyre, Malawi lead children into planting trees, through their Holy...

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Indigenous Foods in Malawi

Indigenous Foods in Malawi

There is an old adage that says “let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”.  On Wednesday 7 June 2023, faith leaders from our Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) Malawi II group, demonstrated this by selecting indigenous foods in Malawi that have a combination of nutrition and health aspects. Some of them grow in the wild and are slowly being domesticated as well.  The...

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