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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.

Regional Interfaith Dialogue: What does your faith say about the commoditisation of food?

Regional Interfaith Dialogue: What does your faith say about the commoditisation of food?

SAFCEI’s Regional Interfaith Dialogue on 17 October was an exciting, collaborative grappling with aspects of food security that relate to practical ways in which humans express the teachings of their faiths. We asked: What does your faith say about the commoditisation of food? The question stemmed from two UN special days: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and International Food...

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World Egg Day

World Egg Day

Today is World Egg Day, and to commemorate this day, in our fight against battery cages in egg production, we would like to highlight some of the good associated with cage- free eggs.  In most cases where poultry farming is concerned, conditions are normally poor which compels producers to heavily rely on antibiotics to ward off diseases, whereas in cage free environments hens are less prone to...

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The Green Bishop of Zambia emphasises the importance of environmental clubs as he lays the foundation stone at St Luke’s Secondary school 

The Green Bishop of Zambia emphasises the importance of environmental clubs as he lays the foundation stone at St Luke’s Secondary school 

  Bishop William Mchombo of the Anglican Diocese of Eastern Zambia and member of our Zambia Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) group planted trees and made an inspiring speech as he laid the foundation commencing  the construction of the school library at St Luke’s Secondary School in Zambia on Tuesday 4 October 2022.     The “Green Bishop of Zambia '' as he is...

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#EnergyPlan4All monthly vigils

#EnergyPlan4All monthly vigils

We have restarted hosting monthly vigils outside parliament. Affordability, safety and access to clean energy are major concerns to all South Africans right now. To join us, please email: intern@safcei.org.za...

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