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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.

SAFCEI hosts FLEAT Malawi II in Lilongwe

SAFCEI hosts FLEAT Malawi II in Lilongwe

SAFCEI was back in Malawi from 6 to 8 June meeting with the second cohort of faith leaders at the Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) Malawi II in Lilongwe. The group of twenty-nine faith leaders representing the Muslim, Baha’i and Christian denominations were selected from the over one hundred and fifty excellent applications we received for the FLEAT training.  SAFCEI’s...

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Energizing solutions in Uganda

Energizing solutions in Uganda

Our FLEAT member in Uganda, Saidah Nakaliisa, representing the Muslim community recently shared an update on the one-year Environmental Training project they concluded after receiving a SAFCEI small grant in 2022.  The one-year Environmental Training project was implemented by Energizing Solutions working with Kasambya Community Zirobwe Luwero Muslim District under Uganda Muslim Supreme...

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FLEAT Tanzania meets for a second time

FLEAT Tanzania meets for a second time

We held our second Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) Tanzania workshop with a group of 19 participants at the Rungwe Hotel in Dar es Salaam from 25 to 27 April 2023. The group of 10 women and 9 men from various Christian denominations and Islamic faith came together to share the activities they planned during the first introduction meeting in October 2022.    [gallery...

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