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Russian eco-defender boosts South Africa's anti-nuclear campaign with timely visit

Award-winning Russian environmentalist Vladimir Slivyak of Ecodefense is visiting South Africa for the rest of July. Slivyak, a Right Livelihoods Lau...

Earthkeepers Connect Podcast_ Ep 01: Lessons from the South African Nuclear Deal Court Case and South Africa’s proposed nuclear build programme

Today, we launch the first episode of the Earthkeepers Connect podcast, where we tackle environmental issues that concern us all. In our debut episode...

From Russia to Kenya and South Africa: Global Activists unite for a sustainable, Nuclear-Free Future

In solidarity with the anti-nuclear power movement in Kenya where a proposed nuclear power station is set to be built within the next decade, eco-jus...

Letter to His Excellency President Ramaphosa from the SAFCEI Board

SAFCEI has penned a Congratulatory letter to His Excellency Mr. Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, marking his inauguration. The let...

Cage-Free Community Indaba calls for an end to battery cages for layer hens

The second Cage-free Community Indaba this year – hosted by the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) at Bertha House in...

Join us for an evening panel discussion on Nuclear Power with Vladimir Slivyak in Cape Town - 23 July 2024

Join us for a special evening panel discussion co-hosted by SAFCEI and Earthlife Africa, with award-winning Russian environmentalist Vladimir Slivyak...

SAFCEI champions accountability and climate action at South Africa's Presidential Inauguration

Today, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) is attending the Presidential inauguration at the Union Buildings in Pr...

NNR Public Hearings - SAFCEI's comments on Koeberg LTO

Francesca de Gasparis, Executive Director of SAFCEI, presented at the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) Public Hearing on 7 June 2024 regarding Eskom’s...

SAFCEI hybrid AGM - 27 August 2024

Please join us on 27 August 2024 at 5:00 pm (SAST) for our hybrid Annual General Meeting (AGM) where we will be sharing highlights and achievements...

Sustainable Consumption Webinar: A Faith Response to the Climate & Biodiversity Crises - 28 June 2024

SAFCEI will be hosting a Sustainable Consumption Webinar on 28 June 2024 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm (SAST). Topic: A Faith Response to the Climate &...

SAFCEI launches its second FLEAT workshop in South Africa

We launched our second South African FLEAT cohort (FLEAT SA II) with a three-day in-person workshop at the Cape Town Lodge from 21-23 May 2024, with...

SAFCEI hosts FLEAT Zambia follow-up workshop

We hosted a FLEAT follow-up workshop for FLEA Zambia I and II cohorts at Nomad’s Court Lodge in Lusaka from 7 to 9 May 2024, with 26 faith leaders (1...

“NNR Public participation process is a governance and compliance issue, not to be taken lightly” – Civil Society

Public uproar over the lack of information shared, running up to the last consultation process in February, forced the National Nuclear Regulator (NN...

Parties still not prepared to tackle climate change and energy poverty

As we head into next week’s National Elections, with the news that unemployment is now at an all-time-high of 33% overall and 46% among the youth, ma...

Cage-Free Community Indaba - 26 June 2024

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY! Date: 26 June 2024 Time: 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM Venue: Bertha House 69 Main Rd, Mowbray, Cape Town We’re excited to invite you...

Preparatory meeting: Have Your Say On The Life Extension Of Koeberg – 20 May 2024

The Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant’s 40-year lifespan is coming to an end in 2024. Eskom is seeking to extend Koeberg’s operation by another 20 years. Jo...

Did you know the government is planning to extend the life of the Koeberg nuclear power plant for another 20 years?

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Standing Strong: 7 Years Since Nuclear Deal Ruling, Civil Society Remains Vigilant, Committed To Energy Justice

On the eve of South Africa’s Freedom Day, Friday 26 April 2024, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) – together wit...

David and Goliath: Lessons from the South African Nuclear Court Case

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SAFCEI comments on the draft 2023 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2023)

Over two weeks have passed since the comment deadline for the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy's draft 2023 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP202...

Apply to join our Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT SA II) Workshop in South Africa - 21-24 May 2024

🌍 Join us for the first workshop from 21 to 24 May 2024 in Cape Town 🙏. We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our second cohort for an...

South Africa: Who Ends Up Paying If DMRE Cooks the Price of Nuclear Power?

It has been just over two (2) weeks since the deadline for comments on the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s (DMRE) draft 2023 Integrated...

Easter Cage-Free Sermon

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SAFCEI hosts FLEAT Malawi follow-up workshop

We hosted a FLEAT follow-up workshop for FLEAT Malawi I and II cohorts at Simama Hotel in Lilongwe from 5-7 March 2024, with 21 faith leaders (7 wome...

Insights into the IRP 2023

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Equitable Energy Futures: A Workshop Series for a Just Energy Transition

APPLY NOW Equitable Energy Futures: a Workshop Series for a Just Energy Transition SAFCEI invites applications from faith leaders in Mozambique, Namib...

Response to selected Competition Commission points

Click here to view SAFCEI's response to the Competition Commission's inquiry into South African poultry industry....

South Africa’s nuclear energy expansion plans continue to draw criticism, environmental NGOs chew over legal challenge

Government’s announcement that the s34 determination – to start the process to procure 2500 MW of new nuclear capacity – had been gazetted (in Januar...

Know your #CageFreeSA Facts

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SAFCEI hosts a Cage-Free Community Indaba

On Saturday, 24 February 2024, SAFCEI in collaboration with Treeshake, hosted the Cage-Free Community Indaba at Bertha House, Mowbray in Cape Town. T...

#Sona2024 - “Far Too Many Inconsistencies Between Government’s Rhetoric And Its Actions”

While President Cyril Ramaphosa shared, in his state of the nation address (SONA) on 8 February, a seemingly positive vision and outlook for what So...

SAFCEI Statement on Live Animal Transport- Kuwaiti Death Ship docked in Cape Town Harbour 

The Southern African Faith Communities' Environment Institute (SAFCEI) Board - made up of Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Braham Kumari faiths - express...

“Just Another Glossy Brochure Budget Speech” - Safcei

SAFCEI MEDIA COMMENT - Budget Speech 23 FEBRUARY 2024 “JUST ANOTHER GLOSSY BROCHURE BUDGET SPEECH” - SAFCEI The Southern African Faith Communities’ E...

Cage-Free Community Indaba - 24 February 2024

Reserve Your Spot Today! Date: Saturday February 24, 2024 Time: 10:00 AM – 13:00 PM Venue: Kopanong Small At Bertha House 69 Main Rd, Mowbray, Cape To...

SAFCEI attends the People’s Hearing on Energy Profiteers

On 31 January 2024, SAFCEI’s executive director, Francesca de Gasparis, and campaigns coordinator, Maia Nangle, joined the Open Secrets’ People’s He...

SAFCEI's Comments on Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant Long Term Operations (LTO) - 30 January 2024

Click here to view SAFCEI's comments on the proposed life extension of Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant....

Comments on the Climate Change Bill

We appreciate the move towards a legally binding Climate Change Act in South Africa, recognizing the urgency due to ongoing climate change impacts. Th...

Earthlife Africa and SAFCEI respond to latest unsettling nuclear news regarding the ministerial determination

This morning 12 December 2023, Minister of Electricity Kgosientsho Ramokgopa held a briefing to update media on the ministerial determination for the...

Open Wing Alliance Africa (Virtual) Summit 2023

The Open Wing Alliance (OWA) Africa hosted its annual summit for 2023 from the 28th to the 30th of November. This virtual summit was attended by 18 o...

"Address energy poverty in South Africa's climate commitments so that communities can become climate resilient" - SAFCEI

“Address energy poverty in South Africa’s climate commitments so that communities can become climate resilient” – SAFCEI As South Africa gears up to...

IRP 101: An introduction to the Integrated Resource Plan - 28 November 2023

📣 Join the People's IRP Prep Webinar! 🗓 Date: Tuesday, 28 Nov 🕙 Time: 10am 🔗 Register: https://350org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RCX1q3wEQqyvap3a...

What is the Role of Faith Communities in Food Governance?

View our presentation on What is the Role of Faith Communities in Food Governance by Francesca de Gasparis here....

Faith Communities working on Environmental Justice

View our presentation on Africa Climate Week by Francesca de Gasparis here....

The Jargon of Climate Negotiations

View our presentation on The Jargon of Climate Negotiations by Francesca de Gasparis here....

Informal Interfaith Gathering in the Spirit of Talanoa Dialogue @COP28 - 30 November 2023

Join us on 30 November 2023 for a powerful Interfaith Talanoa Dialogue from 1:30 pm SAST / 15:30 GST to bring together climate justice actors from all...

2023 Africa Ranking Report

A new report by the Open Wing Alliance outlines which companies are leading the way—and which are falling behind. This Africa Ranking Report ranks com...

Africa Climate Week report back

View our presentation on Africa Climate Week by Francesca de Gasparis here....

The Risks of Nuclear Power: A Closer Look

We recently shared our three-part fact sheet series on The Risks of Nuclear Power on our social media platforms. The series shares insight on the fina...

Statement on Gaza and Israel

See SAFCEI's statement on Gaza and Israel below....

The Green Connection and SAFCEI respond to energy minister's divisive and deflecting comments

Following reports that Minister Mantashe has doubled down on his accusations against NGOs during his address at Africa Oil Week (10 October) – he sai...

Job Vacancy: Communications Coordinator

Job Vacancy: Communications Coordinator Cape Town based applications only SAFCEI is seeking a Communications Coordinator who is passionate about usin...

Job Vacancy: FLEAT Coordinator

Job Vacancy: FLEAT Coordinator Cape Town based applications only SAFCEI seeks to appoint a full-time FLEAT (Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Train...

OWA Global Summit 2023

The Open Wing Alliance (OWA) hosted its first in-person Global Summit since the covid-19 pandemic! This year the OWA Global Summit was hosted in Pragu...

Faith communities welcome Eskom’s release of crucial information about safety at Koeberg

The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) has expressed its satisfaction following the news that “Eskom has finally bowed...

OWA Global Summit 2023

The Open Wing Alliance (OWA) hosted its first in-person Global Summit since the covid-19 pandemic! This year the OWA Global Summit was hosted in Prag...

Season of Creation Sermon: Cage-Free

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Agroecology reports: South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia

We commissioned a series of research papers focused on agroecology in South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia. The synthesis report provides an ov...

Climate Justice Resistance Against Oil and Gas Corporations

From the 13th to the 14th of September government officials and corporate representatives will gather at the Southern Africa Oil And Gas Conference in...

#CageFreeSA Advocacy Workshop in Cape Town - 30 September 2023

Join the #CageFreeSA Advocacy Workshop! Millions in South Africa use eggs daily, unaware of the cruelty in caged egg production. We have the power to...

More than just a cost issue, secret decisions about Koeberg could result in more harm than good

For years, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) has been raising awareness about cost and safety concerns associated...

APPLY: Join our Regional Women's Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) II in Johannesburg - 7 to 9 November 2023

SAFCEI will be hosting the first workshop for our second cohort of Regional Women in Southern and East Africa: Regional Women's Faith Leader Environ...

Season of Creation Resources 2023- Let Justice and Peace Flow

Join Christians around the world in celebrating the Season of Creation from 1 September through 4 October. The Season of Creation, which runs from 1...

“No decision about us without us!” – Africa’s Leading Farmer Groups Call Out AGRA Over Corporate Interference

AGRA, until recently known as The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa — will hold its annual Summit in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 5-8 Septemb...

Agroecology reports: South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia

We commissioned a series of research papers focused on agroecology in South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia. The synthesis report provides an ov...

Media Advisory: “No Decision About Us Without Us!”

Leading African Farmer Groups Challenge AGRA Summit Over Corporate Dominance WHEN: Wednesday, 30 August 2023, 1 PM GMT / 4 PM EAT / 9 AM EDT WHERE: O...

Launch of Agroecology reports: South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia

We commissioned a series of research papers focused on agroecology in South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia. The synthesis report provides an ov...

SAFCEI #EnergyPlan4All Vigil - 30 August 2023

Join us to vigil outside Parliament in Cape Town on 30 August to demand an affordable, reliable and safe #EnergyPlan4All now! We will gather from 3 p...

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...

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...

Join us on 24 August for our hybrid AGM with guest speaker, Wanjira Mathai

Please join us on 24 August 2023 at 3 PM (SAST) for our hybrid Annual General Meeting (AGM) where we will be sharing our highlights and achievements...

APPLY: Join our Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) Zambia II in Lusaka - 12 to 14 September 2023

New dates for FLEAT Zambia II in Lusaka: Please note that the new dates for SAFCEI's Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) Zambia II in...

SAFCEI #EnergyPlan4All Vigil - 25 July 2023

Join us to vigil outside Parliament in Cape Town on 25 July to demand an affordable, reliable and safe #EnergyPlan4All now! Please note the new time,...

Book Launch: People’s and Worker’s Climate Justice Charter Futures for South Africa - 19 July 2023

Join the Climate Justice Charter Movement and SAFCEI for the launch of the People’s and Workers’ Climate Justice Charter Futures For South Africa bo...

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 En...

Join our Cage-Free Eggs Campaign Webinar on 4 July 2023

Join us for our Cage-Free Eggs Campaign webinar on 4 July 2023 from 2 PM to 3 PM (SAST). The webinar has been designed to build up our collective soci...

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)...

Civil society calls for proper energy planning, "Don't indebt our youth or destroy our oceans with harmful energy systems!"

On Wednesday 7 June, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) and The Green Connection – joined by people of faith and N...

Faith Communities, Safcei react to Parliament comments about new nuclear

Reacting to the news from parliament this week that government plans, once again, to procure new nuclear, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Envi...

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 proje...

Vindicated, civil society finally makes headway to compel government to develop SA’s energy plan

A week ago, on 28 April 2023, the President finally published, in the Government Gazette, his decision to bring Section 6 of the National Energy Act (...

SAFCEI #EnergyPlan4All Vigil - 7 June 2023

Please join us for our monthly #EnergyPlan4All Vigil on 7 June 2023 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. For our next vigil, we will commemorate World Environmen...

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 e...

Apply to join our first Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) Malawi II in Lilongwe – 6 to 8 June 2023

SAFCEI will be hosting the first workshop for our second cohort of faith leaders in Malawi: Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) Malaw...

Job Vacancy: Junior Social Media Engagement Assistant

JOB DESCRIPTION VACANCY: Junior Social Media Engagement Assistant (full-time) PURPOSE SAFCEI is seeking a Junior Social Media Engagement Assistant wh...

Join us for phase 2 of the OWA Africa Regional campaign against Pick n Pay

Our campaign against multi-national retailer, Pick n Pay has entered its second phase. Pick n Pay remain unwilling to make a cage-free commitment and...

6th anniversary of the corrupt nuclear deal court victory (and the Chernobyl plant disaster) - lessons and what is the future for Nuclear

Today, in the midst of Eskom’s ongoing troubles at Koeberg Nuclear Power Station, which has left many South Africans uneasy about the safety of the pl...

6th Anniversary event Nuclear Deal Court Case victory - 26 April 2023

Please join us on 26 April 2023 to mark the 6th anniversary of the corrupt nuclear deal court case ruling in the Western Cape High Court. This invita...

Job Vacancy: Campaigns Coordinator

SAFCEI (Southern African Faith Communities' Environmental Institute) seeks to appoint a full-time Campaigns Coordinator. SAFCEI is an environmental NG...

The Power of a Functional Food Garden: The Case of Mgombane Primary School

Mgombane Primary School learners explaining to FLEAT members how they take care of the vegetable garden in front of their classrooms From the outside...

Job Vacancy: Energy & Climate Justice Programme Manager

Are you looking for the opportunity to lead a small team of committed hardworking environmentalists who are working to make a difference in southern A...

The Green Connection and SAFCEI respond to President, Minister's absurd record of decision in energy planning court case

**NEXT STEPS…**Following the court application (launched in January 2023) by The Green Connection and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environm...

SAFCEI submissions at the NERSA public hearing on the National Transmission Company (SOC) Ltd application for a transmission licence, electricity trading licence, electricity import and export licence

Presentation: /uploads/NERSA-Presentation-11-04-2023.pptx.pdf SAFCEI's Comments: /uploads/Write-up.docx.pdf SAFCEI's Submission: /uploads/2023-03-30-...

#EnergyPlan4AllNuclear Vigils 2023

Safcei will resume our monthly #EnergyPlan4All Vigils from 12 April 2023 to raise awareness about the crisis in energy planning and dangers of nuclea...

FLEAT Zimbabwe II (Bulawayo)

SAFCEI hosted the first Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) workshop for 2023 in Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, from 21 to 23 March 2023. The F...

SAFCEI cage-free billboard - a first in Africa

Have you seen our cage-free billboard in Cape Town? Our #cagefreesa campaign billboard is up on Wale Street, in the Heart of Cape Town CBD. This is th...

Faith communities oppose proposal to extend the lifespan of the Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant

Yesterday (16 March) was the deadline for public comment on Eskom’s proposal to extend the life of the Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant by another 20 years...

Job Vacancy: Junior Programmes Administrative Assistant

JOB DESCRIPTION Position TitleJunior Programmes Administrative Assistant (fixed-term contract post – 12 months renewable contingent on funding)Reports...

Have your say on the life extension of Koeberg by 16 March 2023

The Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant’s 40-year lifespan is coming to an end in 2024. Eskom is now seeking to extend Koeberg’s operation by another 20 years...

SAFCEI Submission - PCC Faith Leader Dialogue 8 March 2023

On Wednesday, 8 March 2023, we met with the Presidential Climate Commission virtually and in-person for a Faith Leaders Dialogue on the Just Energy Tr...

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 N...

Tweetstorm against Pick n Pay - 28 February 2023

The Open Wing Alliance (OWA) regional campaign against multi-national retailer, Pick n Pay enters its second phase due to their unwillingness to make...

Information Session: Have your say on the life extension of Koeberg - 2 March 2023

The Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant’s 40-year lifespan is coming to an end in 2024. Eskom is now seeking to extend Koeberg’s operation by another 20 years...

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 Fai...

APPLY to join our first Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) Zimbabwe II in Bulawayo - 21 to 23 March 2023

SAFCEI will be hosting our first Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) Zimbabwe II in Bulawayo from 21 to 23 March 2023 and is inviting...

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 c...

The Eggsposé Report 2023

Some corporations use linguistic strategies to make the public believe they are cage-free, while others use misleading marketing, which filters their...

SAFCEI comments on the Green Hydrogen Commercialisation Strategy

SAFCEI has sent its objections regarding the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition’s Green Hydrogen Commercialisation Strategy. SAFCEI maintai...

Cape Town restaurants make cage-free commitments

SAFCEI, with the assistance of Open Wing Alliance (OWA) is working tirelessly towards a world where cage free eggs are a norm, which can put an end to...

Eskom power cuts impact on factory farmed animals

Recently a story broke out about a North West poultry farmer, Herman du Preez who reported the death of approximately 50 000 broiler chickens, who di...

“FAIL TO PLAN. PLAN TO FAIL” – TWO CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS LAUNCH LEGAL CASE TO FORCE GOVERNMENT TO DEVELOP AN INCLUSIVE ENERGY PLAN TO DEAL WITH CRISIs

Three weeks into the New Year and South Africa’s energy crisis – the recent announcement of yet another above-inflation electricity price increase ami...

Nersa/Eskom tariff hike: How much more can South Africans take?

On Thursday 12 January 2023, the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) delivered another devastating blow when it granted Eskom’s request...

Regional Interfaith Dialogue: What does your faith say about advocating for environmental justice?

Faith Leaders at the final Regional Interfaith Dialogue for 2022 described environmental advocacy as “God’s own initiative” because we are created in...

Have your say on Eskom's tariff increase application

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) released a timeline for how they would process Eskom’s Fifth Multi-Year Price Determination reve...

Green Action Week: Seed Swop 2022

Nirmala Nair, a seed expert who had been a guest speaker at SAFCEI’s inaugural event in 2005, was the guest speaker for our Seed Swap event at Ocean V...

OWA Africa Summit to end cages 2022

OWA Africa summit 2022. The Open Wing Alliance (OWA) hosts a regional summit each year for regional partners working on cage-free campaigns to meet a...

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Famous Brands meets 100% cage-free goal three years early

Africa-based food service business Famous Brands announced the early completion of its 100% cage-free egg sourcing pledge in its 2022 Integrated Annua...

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...

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...

FLEAT Tanzania

The newly selected FLEAT Tanzania cohort came together at The Luther House in Dar es Salaam on 25-27 October with 23 faith leaders, 11 men and 12 wome...

OPEN WING ALLIANCE AFRICA MEMBERS LAUNCH CAGE-FREE CAMPAIGN AGAINST PICK N PAY

As the leading South African retailer refuses to remove cruel cages from egg supply chains despite months of public engagement Leading retailer in th...

Climate Change and Government

We also shared posters on Climate Change and Government, five steps on engaging your local government on climate change issues. These posters were pro...

NUKES ADVOCACY FAITH LEADERS GO TO PARLIAMENT

Faith leaders outside Parliament on a Nuclear vigil. On 1 November 2022, twenty faith leaders from around South Africa gathered to deepen their knowl...

FLEAT TANZANIA FAITH LEADER PROFILE

Introducing Newton Mwakabambo, a member of our Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) Tanzania who represents the Moravian faith. Newto...

Langham Hospitality Group victory

One of our two remaining Heartless Hospitality targets – Langham Hospitality Group – is now reporting on their cage-free progress! Langham Hospitality...

OWA Africa Regional campaign against Pick n Pay - 14-30 November 2022

Today, the Open Wing Alliance (OWA) members in Africa are launching a regional campaign against Pick n Pay. A recent investigation revealed that, Pick...

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 nuclea...

FLEAT Zimbabwe Faith Leaders Conduct Environmental Awareness Training and Clean-Up Campaign in Bindura

In a bid to promote sustainable consumption, as part of the global Green Action Week campaign, FLEAT- ZIM Trust partnered with the Bindura University...

Norwegian Cruise Line Victory!

After launching our campaign, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) has reinstated its global CF commitment on its website and has published an update...

#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 wil...

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 Dialog...

Faiths 4 Climate Justice: #EnergyPlan4All vigil

As world leaders prepare to gather at COP27 in Egypt, people of faith are rising with a clear message: Climate justice, NOW. #Faiths4Climate Join us o...

#HeartlessHospitality campaign victory: Four Seasons

VICTORY! In less than 24 hours, after launching our campaign, @FourSeasons updated its website to reflect regional reporting percentages and reiterate...

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 wa...

#HeartlessHospitality campaign

93 animal protection organizations have launched a global campaign demanding that @FourSeasons @Millennium @thelanghamhotels @Norwegiancruiseline keep...

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...

Another cage-free victory!

Sodexo finally made meaningful updates to its animal welfare policies. Sodexo is a French food services and facilities management company headquartere...

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 planting seedlings at St Luke's Secondary School on 4 October 2022. Bishop William Mchombo of the Anglican Diocese of Eastern...

FLEAT Malawi: Happy Mbewe shares innovative solutions in reducing his carbon footprint at home

Happy Mbewe is a young Muslim faith leader and member of our Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) Malawi group. He recently presented...

Comments on First Draft Implementation Plan for the Western Cape Climate Change Response Strategy

The Rural Action for Climate Resilience project has sent its comments on the First Draft Implementation Plan for the Western Cape Climate Change Respo...

Join our World Animal Day digital picket

World Animal Day is an international day of action for animal rights and welfare celebrated annually on 4 October. This year we’re celebrating it with...

Toridoll bans cages for hens in their egg supply chain worldwide!

Toridoll has pledged to make progress for egg-laying hens! They published a commitment to end cages in its global operations, except for Japan, by 203...

SAFCEI submission to NERSA: 10 years on and South Africans still suffer tariff increases that only benefit a failing Eskom

MEDIA RELEASE 9 SEPTEMBER 2022 SAFCEI SUBMISSION TO NERSA: 10 YEARS ON AND SOUTH AFRICANS STILL SUFFER TARIFF INCREASES THAT ONLY BENEFIT A FAILING E...

Regional Interfaith Dialogue: What does your faith say about the commoditisation of food? - 17 October 2022

Calling Faith Leaders in Southern Africa! Join us on 17 October 2022 at 2 pm (SAST), for an online (Zoom) Regional Interfaith Dialogue in commemoratio...

Nando's commits to using 100% cage-free eggs worldwide

A HUGE win for hens! Nando's has made a global commitment to go cage-free In a major victory for hens, the South African multinational restaurant cha...

Our Africa, Our Agriculture: African farmers and faith leaders demand an end to the failed Green Revolution

MEDIA RELEASE SEPTEMBER 1, 2022 Our Africa, Our Agriculture: African farmers and faith leaders demand an end to the failed Green Revolution Ahead of t...

Apply to join our first Tanzania Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT), 25-27 October 2022

SAFCEI will be hosting our first Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) for Tanzania from 25 to 27 October 2022 and is inviting applicat...

Faiths 4 Climate Justice 2022

​Safcei is a founding partner of the GreenFaith international network; together, we raise our voices for climate justice. As people of diverse faiths...

Season of Creation 2022: Join our #Faiths4SustainableFarming campaign

Join Christians around the world in celebrating the Season of Creation from 1 September through 4 October. The Season of Creation, which runs from 1...

What does your faith say about women in (environmental) leadership?

From African Traditional practices soaked in earth care to using exceptional education to empower others – these were some of the facets of our fascin...

March for System Change - 24 September 2022

Over the years, the climate crisis has become a climate emergency that demands action from all of us. Due to climate change, we have been facing life...

FLEAT Namibia youth from the Hai//omSann indigenous community take action to promote Earthkeeping in the city of Tsumeb

Enrico Aseb and Nicolaas Augumeb are two young leaders representing the Hai//omSann community from the city of Tsumeb in the northern parts of Namibia...

Comments and faith-based thoughts on the Draft ‘Game’ Meat Strategy

SAFCEI recently endorsed the EMS Foundation's official letter sent to The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment on the Draft ‘Game’ Me...

Press Advisory

Our Africa, Our Agriculture African farmers and faith leaders demand an end to the failed Green Revolution 4PM Kigali / 5PM Nairobi / 10AM Washingt...

Agroecology in Southern Africa: The foundation for sustainable food production - 9 September 2022

Would you like to learn more about the benefits of agroecological farming and how you can set up your own practice? If you are new to this concept o...

#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...

The People's Section 34 Determination

Media Release July 2022 Civil society organisations (CSOs) are continuing their efforts to help South Africa move towards the end of load shedding by...

Faith communities' vigil calls for an #energyplan4all, as crises continue

MEDIA RELEASE JULY 2022 FAITH COMMUNITIES’ VIGIL CALLS FOR AN #ENERGYPLAN4ALL, AS CRISES CONTINUE On the morning of 20 July, in time to rise with the...

Advocacy gains momentum: group energy growing, nuclear going down!

By Rev Berry Behr There is nothing like sharing experiences to inspire and motivate a group of Faith Leaders to greater heights in eco-justice advoca...

Government's new amendments for fracking regulations do not make sense

MEDIA RELEASE 26 JULY 2022 GOVERNMENT’S NEW AMENDMENTS FOR FRACKING REGULATIONS DO NOT MAKE SENSE According to the Southern African Faith Communities...

Plant a tree to save the world

Vincent Manyika from FLEAT Zambia and African Youth Global Network Director sent us this inspiring video and message. "We have grown from one lev...

Civil society calls on president to act on the energy crisis in absence of ministerial response

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Endorsement of the Request for a Moratorium on Killing Cape Peninsula Baboons

SAFCEI has endorsed the official letter sent to Minister Creecy from Baboon Matters and other NGOs calling for a moratorium on the killing of Cape pen...

Comments on proposed regulations pertaining to Hydraulic Fracturing

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A Prayer for Us

By Ricardo Swanepoel , Rastafarian, Helenvale, Gqeberha. Be it as it may We’ve broken bread, we’ve prayed the lessons learned and knowledge gained ass...

Regional Interfaith Dialogue: What does your faith say about women in leadership? - 3 August 2022

Calling Faith Leaders in Southern Africa! Join us on 3 August 2022 at 10 am (SAST), for an online (Zoom) Regional Interfaith Dialogue in commemorati...

Faith leaders support peer projects

By Cele Esau, lay leader for social justice at Cape Town Unitarians On Wed, July 6th, a small delegation of interfaith leaders from SAFCEI’s Faith an...

Drive towards a solar - hydrogen renewable economy

By Dr Waheed Saban, Cape Town FLEAT member and HOD of Environmental Desk, Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) Renewable energy is a flow of energy that is n...

Gender Equality for Climate Adaptation

We launched the first booklet in the Popular Education Series at the Regional Workshops in May! The booklet is titled “You Strike A Woman, You Strike...

Civil society calls for Minister Mantashe to issue determinations to address energy crisis

In an effort to alleviate the worsening energy crisis, a growing list of South African civil society organisations have called on the Department of Mi...

Join us on 18 August for our AGM with keynote speaker, Vandana Shiva

Please join us on 18 August 2022 at 5 PM (SAST) for our virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) where we will be sharing our highlights and achievements...

How do you advocate?

A group of 22 diverse faith leaders from around South Africa gathered at Schoenstatt Retreat and Conference Centre in Cape Town from 30 May to 1 June...

What does your faith say about the protection of animals and their habitats?

Sunday 5 June 2022 was the UN World Environment Day, as well as National Animal Rescue Day. It was the perfect time to discuss the protection of anima...

Proposed exploration well drilling in Block 5/6/7 off the South-West Coast of South Africa

SAFCEI has registered as an interested and affected party against the proposed offshore drilling in Block 5/6/7 off the South-West Coast of South Afri...

FLEAT Malawi 2022

After two sessions on Zoom in 2021, SAFCEI hosted an in-person Faith Leaders Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) workshop in Malawi during 29-31 M...

Youth Day Workshop: How to become a Climate Activist through Interfaith Engagement

On Sunday 12 June, 15 diverse Cape Town teenagers participated in a workshop to learn how to become a Climate Activist through Interfaith engagement....

2022 Cage free fulfilment report

As of April 2022, 88% of corporate cage-free egg commitments with deadlines of 2021 or earlier have been fulfilled. More than 2,300 food corporations...

Op-Ed: Green Revolution is failing African farmers

OP-ED BY FRANCESCA DE GASPARIS AND FLETCHER HARPER In March, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) sent letters to th...

SAFCEI comments on the Climate Change Bill draft

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Regional Interfaith Dialogue: What does your faith say about the protection of animals and habitats? – 5 June 2022

Calling Faith Leaders in Southern Africa!⠀ Join us on 5 June 2022 at 10 am (SAST), for a hybrid Regional Interfaith Dialogue to mark World Environment...

Safer & Healthier Places of Worship graduation ceremony

Wednesday 18 May was a landmark day for SAFCEI as we celebrated the graduation ceremony of 11 faith leaders in a world-first – the Safer & Healthi...

Africa Day digital picket - 25 May 2022

Africa Day is around the corner, join our digital picket to highlight the theme of food security in Africa. In the video below, Gabriel Manyangadze, o...

2022 Cage free egg fulfilment report

As of April 2022, 88% of corporate cage-free egg commitments with deadlines of 2021 or earlier have been fulfilled. More than 2,300 food corporations...

Workshop Invitation: How to comment on the Climate Change Bill - 19 May 2022

The Portfolio Committee on Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has published the new Climate Change Bill [B9 – 2022] for public comment. The Bill se...

Letter to Min Mantashe re New NNR Board Rep

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5 YEARS AFTER THE CORRUPT NUCLEAR DEAL WAS STOPPED, SA STILL WAITS FOR IMPROVED ENERGY DECISION-MAKING

MEDIA RELEASE 28 APRIL 2022 5 YEARS AFTER THE CORRUPT NUCLEAR DEAL WAS STOPPED, SA STILL WAITS FOR IMPROVED ENERGY DECISION-MAKING It has been five ye...

Nuclear Vigil - 5 years on ...

[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text] On 26 April 2022, it will be five years since Safcei...

African faith communities appeal to U.S. congress: Stop funding industrial agriculture, AGRA is hurting Africa

Today, 30 March, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) joins civil society leaders across Africa to brief U.S. congr...

African faith communities appeal to U.S. congress: "Stop funding industrial agriculture, AGRA is hurting Africa"

MEDIA RELEASE 30 MARCH 2022 AFRICAN FAITH COMMUNITIES APPEAL TO U.S. CONGRESS: “STOP FUNDING INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE, AGRA IS HURTING AFRICA” Today,...

SAFCEI comments on the Updated Energy Pricing Policy

Comments on the Updated Energy Pricing Policy (EPP) of 2008 Gazetted on 10 Feb 2022. Click here to download our submission. Unable to display PDF file...

SAFCEI comments on the Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill

Comment on the Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill in Government Gazette Vol 680 No. 45898 of 10 February 2022 Click here to download our submission...

SAFCEI Letter to AGRA Funders

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Northern Cape communities shocked that liquid radioactive waste is planned for storage at Vaalputs, without any public consultation

During a workshop with faith leaders in Northern Cape, held by the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) this week, the m...

Regional Women's FLEAT blog reflections

Blog by Elizabeth Charley Attending the Regional Women's FLEAT (Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training) workshop from 22 to 24 February 2022, I...

Job Vacancy: Junior Communications Coordinator

VACANCY: Junior Communications Coordinator (fixed-term contract post – 12 months renewable contingent on funding) SAFCEI is seeking a Junior Communic...

Regional Interfaith Dialogue: What does your faith say about treating all creatures and the planet as you would like to be treated? - 6 April 2022

Calling Faith Leaders in Southern Africa!⠀ Join us on 6 April 2022 at 10 am (SAST), for an online Regional Interfaith Dialogue to mark Golden Rule Day...

Learning about the Northern Cape

The almost eight-hour cross country drive from Kimberley to Okiep, 8km north of Springbok in the Northern Cape, took us through a sprinkling of neglec...

Civil Society unconvinced that Koeberg is safe enough for a lifespan extension

MEDIA RELEASE 11 MARCH 2022 CIVIL SOCIETY UNCONVINCED THAT KOEBERG IS SAFE ENOUGH FOR A LIFESPAN EXTENSION The latest announcement from Eskom that ‘pl...

Kimberley workshop on eco-justice and Earthkeeping

SAFCEI visited one of our longstanding FLEAT members in Kimberley today and helped him to broaden his network of Earthkeepers in diverse churches in h...

FLEAT blog: FLEAT is not a fleeting moment

FLEAT workshop reflections by Rebecca Munetsi I have travelled the world, I have been to Spain Zaragoza, I have been to Zambia, Lusaka, Namibia Windho...

Nuclear safety issues rise with minister’s dismissal of community representative on National Nuclear Regulator board

It has now been just over a week since Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe fired Peter Becker (on 25 February) – the community representative on the board...

FLEAT blog: Greening women's sports and leisure

Greening women's sports and leisure By Rebecca Munetsi It is a sad reality to walk in a city and see a beautiful and well-dressed lady eating a banana...

Safer and Healthier Places of Worship

On Thursday 3 March SAFCEI achieved a world first. Together with our partners at City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management and the SAPS Explosives...

Apply to join the Skills Building and Environmental Advocacy Programme

SAFCEI and The Green Connection invites faith leaders from faith communities to participate in a 12-month skills building and advocacy programme on e...

Post COP26 discussion in preparation for COP27 - 10 March 2022

You are invited to an online climate justice meeting: Post COP26 discussion in preparation for COP27 Join us as we look at the key outcomes of the 26t...

Lenten Resource: My Little Bits of Good - #FAST4EARTH

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” - Archbishop Desmond Tutu My Li...

Faith Community Eco-Justice Small Grants 2022

Please note that all small grants are currently on hold. The Faith Community Eco-Justice Small Grants application process is open for faith leaders o...

Faith communities and concerned citizens call for more transparency from Nuclear Regulator

Yesterday 17 February 2022, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) joined communities and other eco-justice NGOs – inc...

Collection of Khutbahs on the Environment

Collection of Khutbahs on the Environment (E-Book) by Claremont Main Road Mosque Click here to download. Unable to display PDF file. Download instead....

FLEAT: Upcoming tree-planting activities in Malawi

Undule Mwakasungula, a member of FLEAT Malawi, has partnered with two non-profit making organizations in tree-planting initiative in Karonga. Mwakasun...

The Future of People and Planet

Our Regional Interfaith Dialogue series for 2022 got off to a powerful start on Monday 14 February, with our first Southern African conversation for t...

Veganuary 2022 Interfaith cooking webinar

Religions for Peace Interfaith Youth Climate Forum, celebrated Veganuary 2022, with an Interfaith cooking webinar. Youth shared their vegan recipes wi...

Prayers for the City 2022

Every year on the first Sunday in February, Capetonians gather to share Prayers for the City. It was a tradition started in 2000 by former Mayor Gordo...

FLEAT: Tree planting in Malawi and launch of Churches National Tree Planting Day

Mthetho Lungu, a member of our Regional FLEAT (Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training) 2 group shares his updates on tree planting activities in...

Civil Society Representative suspended from National Nuclear Regulator Board as Koeberg unit shut down

“It has been nearly two weeks since Minister Gwede Mantashe suspended the civil society representative on the board of the National Nuclear Regulator...

Public forced to use registered EAPs to appeal environmental authorisations under DFFE’s proposed amendments to the NEMA Act

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) has invited the public to comment by 21 February 2022 on proposed amendments to the s...

World Intrerfaith Harmony Week 2022

The annual Prayers for the City will be hosted by the Kalksteenfontein community in 2022 and includes a celebration of diverse sacred expressions, a r...

NERSA must shield South Africa from (yet) another electricity tariff hike

MEDIA RELEASE 18 JANUARY 2022 NERSA MUST SHIELD SOUTH AFRICANS FROM (YET) ANOTHER ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE On Monday (yesterday), the National Energy R...

SAFCEI attends NERSA hearings to oppose Eskom's tariff increase application

17 January 2022 - Western Cape Lydia Petersen (Christian, FLEAT Cape Town Member) Jen Stern (Quaker) 18 January 2022 - Eastern Cape Rev Petrus Gysman...

Regional Interfaith Dialogue: What does your faith say about the future of people and planet? - 14 February 2022

Join us on Earthkeeper Day, 14 February 2022 at 10 am (SAST), for an online Regional Interfaith Dialogue to celebrate our love for creation. Topic: Wh...

SAFCEI comments to NERSA on Eskom's tariff increase application

SAFCEI has sent its comments to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) NERSA regarding Eskom’s Fifth Multi-Year Price Determination rev...

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu: A message from SAFCEI Founder and Patron, Bishop Geoff Davies

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu It is with enormous sadness that we have taken note of the passing of Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Words can har...

People of faith oppose Shell: "Environmental rights are human rights. When you violate nature, you violate the people!"

MEDIA RELEASE DECEMBER 2021 PEOPLE OF FAITH OPPOSE SHELL: “ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS. WHEN YOU VIOLATE NATURE, YOU VIOLATE THE PEOPLE!”...

Public demonstration against Koeberg Nuclear Power plant life extension

Join us at Bloubergstrand Beach on 16 December at 10 am for a public demonstration regarding the Koeberg life extension. Please contact Khulekani Magw...

Water as a Human Right

SAFCEI faith leaders believe that governments should be charged with crimes against humanity when their citizens do not have access to clean, safe wat...

Focus Brands and Groupe Le Duff pledge to go cage-free

Food conglomerates Focus Brands and Groupe LE DUFF have pledged to go 100% cage-free worldwide—sourcing eggs and egg products only from cage-free hen...

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Light a candle for the world’s environmentalists on 10 December 2021 - World Human Rights Day!

Around the globe, defenders of the environment are being attacked, harassed, and murdered, many times in connection with business activities. This has...

SAFCEI hosts Faith and Eco-Justice project workshops in the Eastern Cape

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SAFCEI joins the Climate Justice Charter Movement at Parliament

SAFCEI joined the Climate Justice Movement today to tell the South African National Parliament that our people asked them to adopt the Climate Justice...

Climate governance in four Southern African Countries: A food systems perspective

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Climate governance in four Southern African Countries: A food systems perspective

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As COP26 kicks off, NGOs highlight concerns over South African government's nuclear power aspirations

At a critical time for decisions about the intensifying climate crises – with global climate action talks (COP26) happening in Glasgow Scotland – the...

SAFCEI COP26 Statement

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Invitation: COP26 Interfaith Talanoa Dialogue online - 31 October 2021

Ahead of COP26, starting in Glasgow on Monday 1 November, the Interfaith Liaison Committee (UN Special Group) is organising The Informal Interfaith Ga...

Youth Citizenship Journalism Programme

Rural Action for Climate Resilience is looking for youth to join a year-long Youth Citizen Journalism Fellowship Programme. The fellowship aims to amp...

Regional Interfaith Dialogue: What does your faith say about water as a human right? - 7 December 2021

Calling Faith Leaders in Southern Africa!⠀ Join us on 7 December 2021 at 10 am (SAST) for a Regional Interfaith Dialogue.⠀ Topic: What does your faith...

Vigil for Fikile Ntshangase

Vigil for Fikile Ntshangase Life After Coal, Community House, 23 October 2021 On Saturday 23 October, SAFCEI was part of a vigil for slain eco activis...

OWA Africa Summit

How partners from across the continent met and worked together towards a single goal. The Open Wing Alliance (OWA) hosts an African Summit each year f...

Two Vacancies on SAFCEI’s Non-Executive Board

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OWA Global Summit to end cages 2021

How partners from across the world met and worked towards a single goal. The Open Wing Alliance (OWA) hosts a Global Summit each year for partners wi...

South Africa seems to be ready to implement the Paris Agreement, an international climate change law.

The Paris Agreement was adopted in 2015 by world leaders to address issues of climate change. All countries were mandated to develop an implementation...

South African Faith Communities join global demonstration calling for #Faiths4ClimateJustice!

MEDIA RELEASE 18 OCTOBER 2021 South African Faith Communities join global demonstration calling for #Faiths4ClimateJustice! It is two weeks before t...

Faiths 4 Climate Justice: A Global, Multi-Religious Action on 17-18 October 2021

This weekend, two weeks before this year's international climate conference, COP26, people of faith will sound the alarm for climate justice and deman...

Invitation: Cage-Free Webinar - 26-27 October 2021

SAFCEI is hosting a two-morning Cage-Free Webinar from 08:30 am to 01:30 pm (SAST) on 26 and 27 October 2021. Each day will focus on an area in the ca...

Rural Action for Climate Resilience

The Rural Action for Climate Resilience project is partnering with rural community-based organisations and faith leaders to build social, economic and...

FLEAT Malawi follow up

The FLEAT (Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training) Malawi group met online for a follow-up workshop from 24-26 August 2021. In the first worksho...

SAFCEI will be hosting a NEW online Namibia Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT), 16 to 18 November 2021

SAFCEI will be hosting a NEW online Namibia Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) from 16 to 18 November 2021. We are calling for appli...

Statement: People of Faith in South Africa say “NO to Nuclear Energy”

As we face (yet) another push for nuclear energy from the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), faith communities are saying NO to nuclea...

Sustainable Consumption Workshop Series on Food Security

SAFCEI is running a six-week workshop series on Food Security that will look into practical ways of setting up Agroecological farming projects, develo...

Sustainable Consumption Workshop Series on Food Security - 20 September to 25 October 2021

SAFCEI is running a six-week workshop series on Food Security that will look into practical ways of setting up Agroecological farming projects, develo...

SAFCEI & ELA-JHB - Representations on draft NNR Amendment Bill, 2021

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SAFCEI hosts online eco-footprinting workshop series

SAFCEI held an online eco-footprinting workshop series during July and August 2021 on the topics of energy, water, and waste. What was initially plann...

Theological Resource Base – Jewish Inspirations

The Season of Creation coincides with the High Holy days of the Jewish faith. This time of deep reflection, celebration and renewed purpose for the Je...

Radisson Hotel Group confirms its commitment to sourcing 100% cage-free eggs by 2025

We are happy to confirm that the Radisson Hotel Group (RHG) has committed to sourcing 100% cage-free eggs by 2025. "RHG is committed to sourcing...

Nando's solidifies its commitment to sourcing cage-free eggs

Now that is some Lekker news! Nando's has solidified its commitment to sourcing cage-free eggs across its restaurants. We are so happy to see one of S...

Blog: Muslim inspirations

"Verily in the heavens and the earth are signs for those who believe. And in the creation of yourselves, and the fact that animals are scattered...

Regional Interfaith Dialogue: What does your faith say about sharing community? - 30 September 2021

Calling Faith Leaders in Southern Africa!⠀ ⠀ Join us on 30 September 2021 at 10 am (SAST) for a Regional Interfaith Dialogue.⠀ ⠀ Topic: What does your...

Eco-footprinting workshop series 2021

SAFCEI held an online eco-footprinting workshop series during July and August 2021 on the topics of energy, water, and waste. What was initially pla...

Hindu Inspirations

This picture perfectly illustrates the Hindu philosophy of the one-ness of life, sacred interconnectedness. Hinduism is regarded by many as the oldest...

The Faith and Moral Call to AGRA

The Southern African Faith Communities’ Institute (SAFCEI) held a press conference to publish the Faith Leaders in Africa’s open letter to the Bill an...

Yum! Brands to go cage-free by 2030

Now that is Yum! We are happy that our work over the last months has yielded a victory. Yum! Brands has made a commitment to sourcing 100% cage-free e...

THEOLOGICAL RESOURCE BASE - Introduction

The world in crisis – why care of the planet is a religious & spiritual imperative September 1 sees the start of the Season of Creation every year...

Season of Creation blogs

Theological Resource Base - Introduction: The world in crisis – why care of the planet is a religious & spiritual imperative Theological Resourc...

Resources list: African groups ask donors to stop funding ‘Green Revolution’ effort to expand corporate industrial agriculture in Africa

The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), a network of 35 groups in Africa, is calling on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, U.S. gove...

Major Concerns over DMRE’s Obsession with Nuclear Energy, While Avoiding Renewables

MEDIA RELEASE 31 AUGUST 2021 Major Concerns over DMRE’s Obsession with Nuclear Energy, While Avoiding Renewables The Southern African Faith Communitie...

SEASON OF CREATION 2021

A home for all, Renewing the Oikos of God. Join Christians around the world in celebrating the Season of Creation from 1 September through 4 October....

SAFCEI MEMBERSHIP FORM

Download a copy of our membership form below. Membership form...

What does your faith say about women as Earthkeepers?

SAFCEI hosted a Regional Interfaith Dialogue on Tuesday, 10 August, asking the question: What does your faith say about women as Earthkeepers? The eve...

Press Release: African Faith Communities Tell Gates Foundation, "Big Farming is No Solution for Africa"

Following the United Nations (UN) Food Systems Pre-Summit in Rome last week - a prequel to the Head of State-level Summit in New York, this September...

SAFCEI & ELA-JHB Representations on Eskom Thyspunt NISL application

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...

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 greate...

Faith-based organisations key in strengthening climate voices

THE role of faith-based institutions in environmental management has come a long way and cannot be underestimated. The Catholics, Anglicans, Adventist...

Say No to Nuclear Plans in Thyspunt by 31 July 2021

SAFCEI and Earthlife Africa have partnered up with amandla.mobi to encourage people to make submissions to say NO to Nuclear Plans in Thyspunt. South...

Press Release: “LET US REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR PEACE” - SAFCEI

12 July 2021 The Southern African Faith Communities' Environment Institute (SAFCEI) joins faith organisations from around Southern Africa calling for...

Vineyard Hotel to go cage-free by the end of 2021

After 10 months of engagement with Vineyard Hotel, they have committed to sourcing 100% of it’s eggs and egg products for all of its operations (inclu...

Regional Interfaith Dialogue: What does your faith say about women as EarthKeepers? - 10 August 2021

Calling Faith Leaders in Southern Africa! Join us on 10 August 2021 at 10 am (SAST) for a Regional Interfaith Dialogue. Topic: What does your faith sa...

Join us on 24 August for our AGM with keynote speaker, Theo Sowa

RSVP here by 6 August 2020. For inquiries please call 021 701 8145 or e-mail info@safcei.org.za We look forward to you joining us The SAFCEI team Cli...

“LATEST ENERGY PRICE HIKES, ANOTHER HUGE BLOW FOR SA’S POOREST” – SAFCEI

MEDIA RELEASE 25 JUNE 2021 “LATEST ENERGY PRICE HIKES, ANOTHER HUGE BLOW FOR SA’S POOREST” – SAFCEI Next week, in the heart of winter, South Africans...

FLEAT Malawi: Sheikh Ismail Amini women's workshop

Sheikh Ismail Amini, a member of our FLEAT (Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training) Malawi group facilitated an Environmental awareness and You...

Raise your voice and join us #CageFreeSA

Today we are actively campaigning for a cage-free South Africa. Take a look at this 2 min video that outlines the issue and demonstrates why cramped c...

The progress of multilateral climate talks in the UNFCCC should reflect the needs of our people

The progress of multilateral climate talks in the UNFCCC should reflect the needs of our people, it is a matter of justice. The UNFCCC has recently h...

Perfect storm for South Africa brews as broken Eskom faces more issues at Koeberg

The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) says a combination of factors currently impacting the Koeberg Nuclear Power Sta...

SAFCEI Climate Policy Coordinator: Sandra Mandaza

Sandra is the EU Climate Policy Coordinator at SAFCEI. Her focus is to ensure there is policy engagement at local, provincial and national level, ele...

SAFCEI Climate and Energy Justice Coordinator: Khulekani Magwaza

Khulekani is the Climate and Energy Justice Coordinator at SAFCEI. His focus is to grow an understanding of energy, climate, and specifically nuclear...

​Cage-Free SA: Sign up to our Earthkeeper Fast Action Network

Your voice could play a critical role in bringing an end to cruel battery caged systems, ​​improving hen welfare, and in turn improving the health of...

FLEAT Zambia

The first Zambia FLEAT (Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training) was held on Zoom from 19 – 21 May 2021. Zambia is predominantly Christian with...

Faith and Energy Eco-Justice project - Induction workshop

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 a...

Faith Community Eco-Justice Small Grants are Open

Applications are closed. The Faith Community Eco-Justice Small Grants application process is open for faith leaders of faith institutions or faith co...

Eco-Footprinting Workshop - 21 June 2021

Join us on 21 June 2021 at 1 PM (SAST) for an online Eco-Footprinting workshop. Do you and your faith community want to walk more lightly on the Earth...

World Environment Day 2021: Regional Interfaith Dialogue

SAFCEI hosted an online Regional Interfaith Dialogue on “What does your faith say about restoring the Earth?” in honour of World Environment Day. Our...

Regional Interfaith Dialogue: What does your faith say about Industrial farming? - 30 June 2021

Calling Faith Leaders in Southern Africa! Join us on 30 June 2021 at 10 am (SAST) for a Regional Interfaith Dialogue. Topic: What does your faith say...

Tell Yum! Brands to go cage-free globally

76 animal protection organizations have launched a global campaign demanding that Yum! Brands restaurants (KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and The Habit Bu...

Over 6000 trees planted in Malawi: Small grants recipient shares his story

Geofrey Manasseh, Malawi - URI Malawian CCs URI Malawian CCs planted almost 6450 trees in 2020-2021 rain season in different areas. Through financia...

COP and the Cloth: Quantitatively and Normatively Assessing Religious NGO Participation at the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Here's a new open-access paper on religious NGOs at the COP: "COP and the Cloth: Quantitatively and Normatively Assessing Religious NGO Participa...

Regional Interfaith Dialogue: What does your faith say about restoring the Earth? - 1 June 2021

Calling Faith Leaders in Southern Africa!⠀ ⠀ Join us on 1 June 2021 at 10 am (SAST) for a Regional Interfaith Dialogue.⠀ ⠀ Topic: What does your faith...

FLEAT: Web of Life workshop in Zimbabwe

On 6 May Evans Ndadzungira, Zimbabwe Youth Biodiversity Network (ZYBN) School Outreach Officer and FLEAT Zimbabwe participant and Knowledge Vingi (ZYB...

Cape Town faith leaders meet at the Castle and learn about biodigesters

A homemade biodigester can save citizens up to R500 a month in electricity costs. Lydia Petersen achieved some two hours a day of free cooking time wh...

APPLY: Join our new Faith & Energy Eco-Justice project

SAFCEI is looking for leaders of all faiths who are keen to join a national (South African) peer-learning and capacity-building Faith and Energy Eco-...

Important lessons remain from landmark South African nuclear court case four years on

MEDIA RELEASE On Monday 26 April, it will be four years since the Western Cape High Court found the government’s R1-trillion nuclear deal and associat...

Earth Day 2021: Regional Interfaith Dialogue and Prayers for the Earth

SAFCEI hosted an online Regional Interfaith Dialogue on “What does your faith say about green funerals?” and Prayers for the Earth for #EarthDay Speak...

FLEAT: Earth Day 2021

Happy Earth Day to our Earth Keepers! Today (April 22) is Earth Day, an international event celebrated around the world to pledge support for environm...

Earth Day: The Time to Act is Now on Climate Justice - a global multi-faith campaign

As #EarthDay approaches, we're sharing GreenFaith International's Multi-Faith Resource with illustrations of grassroots demonstrations around our 10 d...

Faith Leaders for a #NuclearFreeSA - 20 April 2021

Join us online on 20 April at 10 AM (SAST) for an update on the #NuclearFreeSA campaign. On 26 February 2017, SAFCEI and Earthlife Africa JHB blocked...

Tell Hard Rock to go cage-free globally

76 animal protection organizations have launched a global campaign demanding that HardRock end extreme animal cruelty in its egg supply chain. Tell H...

How the Covid-19 vaccine can help us care for the environment

Did you know that medication in your system does not break down in the sewage treatment process and is released into the oceans where it affects the s...

The Green TLC Wednesday message: Know your Coast

The natural beauty of South Africa is something we are very proud of, and we hope that in time, in a post-Covid19 world, tourists will flock back to o...

Making Peace With Nature: A scientific blueprint to tackle the climate, biodiversity and pollution emergencies

The first UNEP synthesis report is titled: “Making Peace With Nature: A scientific blueprint to tackle the climate, biodiversity and pollution emergen...

FLEAT Malawi

We hosted our online FLEAT (Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training) Malawi on Zoom from 2-4 March 2021. The FLEAT Malawi group of faith leaders...

Faiths unite for energy and climate justice workshop

SAFCEI hosted faith leaders from the Koeberg and Cape Flats areas for a workshop on energy and climate justice at Goedgedacht Farm near Riebeeck Kaste...

Job Opening: Social Media & EU Communications Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION Position Title Social Media (50%) & EU Communications Coordinator (50%) (fixed-term contract post – 12 months renewable contingen...

Job Opening: Energy & Climate Justice coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION Position TitleEnergy & Climate Justice coordinator (fixed-term contract post – 12 months renewable contingent on funding)Start dat...

Job Opening: Climate Policy Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION Position TitleClimate Policy coordinator (fixed-term contract post – 12 months renewable contingent on funding)Start date As soon as p...

The Green TLC Wednesday message: Golden Rule Day

This year, Golden Rule Day synchronizes with Easter, the greatest lesson of unconditional love and forgiveness. Today is Golden rule day. Golden rule...

The Green TLC Wednesday message

Dear Green TLC group, today I would like to share information about the Co2 emissions of South Africa. Carbon dioxide (Co2) is a greenhouse gas that c...

POOR SOUTH AFRICANS LIKELY TO BE HIT HARDEST BY LOOMING ESKOM TARIFF INCREASE

MEDIA RELEASE 30 MARCH 2021 POOR SOUTH AFRICANS LIKELY TO BE HIT HARDEST BY LOOMING ESKOM TARIFF INCREASE This week, those consumers receiving their...

Regional Interfaith Dialogue: What does your faith say about Green Funerals? - 22 April 2021

Calling Faith Leaders in Southern Africa! Join us on Earth Day, 22 April at 10 am (SAST) for a Regional Interfaith Dialogue. Topic: What does your fai...

FLEAT: Clean-up campaign at Area 25, Nsungwi Market, Lilongwe

“The President of the Republic of Malawi, Lazarus Chakwera set an initiative that every Friday (the second week of each month) we should be having cle...

The Green TLC Sunday message

Dear Green Teaching and Learning Community, good morning and a blessed Sunday to you all. This Sunday it is my pleasure to share the prayer Psalm 121...

Livestock and Fellow Creatures!

EKD-Texte 133 Livestock and Fellow Creatures! Animal Welfare, Sustainability and the Ethics of Nutrition from a Protestant Perspective Download your c...

The Green TLC Wednesday message - 24 March 2021

Sometimes we take actions that have completely unexpected and unforeseen circumstances, and there is no better example in Nature than Trophic Cascadin...

The Green TLC Sunday message

Who is my neighbour? International Human Rights Day is on 10 December, but in South Africa we commemorate our own Human Rights Day on 21 March, paying...

Say No to the SABS draft standard for laying hens by 30 March

We have less than a week to stop a cruel and inhumane standard by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) for layer hens. SABS wants to keep hen...

APPLY: Join our new online Zambia Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training - 19 to 21 May April 2021

SAFCEI is calling on people of faith in Zambia, particularly those in a position of leadership, who want to be actively involved in environmental advo...

10-YEARS AFTER FUKUSHIMA DISASTER, SOUTH AFRICANS SPEAK OUT AGAINST NUCLEAR

MEDIA RELEASE MARCH 2021 10-YEARS AFTER FUKUSHIMA DISASTER, SOUTH AFRICANS SPEAK OUT AGAINST NUCLEAR “The ongoing issues from the Fukushima nuclear di...

The Green TLC Sunday message

Following on the theme of the sun from our previous post, we decided to look into the role that the sun plays in climate change. We would like to shar...

OPEN LETTER: AFRICAN FAITH COMMUNITIES CALL ON GATES FOUNDATION, “STOP PUSHING INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE!”

MEDIA RELEASE MARCH 2021 OPEN LETTER: AFRICAN FAITH COMMUNITIES CALL ON GATES FOUNDATION, “STOP PUSHING INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE!” SOUTH AFRICA: The Sou...

The Green TLC Sunday message

The symbol of the sun in Christianity has come to represent life, love, light, warmth, knowledge, and even Jesus himself. Psalm 19 v 1 rejoices: The h...

The Gulf Stream

Dear Green Teaching and Learning Community, on today's Wednesday it is my privilege to post environmental content from the natural sciences for us. Fo...

Sacred People, Sacred Earth: Multi-faith Day of Climate Action - 11 March 2021

On 11 March, grassroots people of diverse religions are coming together around the world for the biggest-ever faith-based global day of action to soun...

SAFCEI attends the virtual NERSA public hearings

Last week, SAFCEI attended the virtual National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) public hearings on the Concurrence with the ministerial deter...

The creation of the Earth

It is my pleasure to share a spiritual impulse this morning for us. It concentrates on the first two verses of the Bible. The first sentences of the B...

APPLY: Join our new Koeberg Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training - 16 to 18 March 2021

Dear friends, SAFCEI, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute, is a faith-based environmental organisation comprised of people...

Lenten Fast for the Earth Calendar

CARBON FAST FOR LENT “build forward better” Published by the Green Anglicans Download your copy below. English http://www.greenanglicans.org/wp-conte...

African Coronavirus Stories: Perspectives on COVID-19 Challenges to Livelihoods and Food Systems

The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) has launched a new book entitled "African Coronavirus Stories: Perspectives on COVID-19 Challe...

Say NO to Nuclear Energy plans at the NERSA public hearings on 23 February

NERSA (The National Energy Regulator of South Africa) has announced a virtual public hearing on 23 February 2021. SAFCEI will be holding a meeting on...

#SONA2021 SHOULD HAVE SET THE TONE FOR MORE TRANSPARENT, INCLUSIVE ENERGY PLANNING

MEDIA RELEASE 12 FEBRUARY 2021 #SONA2021 SHOULD HAVE SET THE TONE FOR MORE TRANSPARENT, INCLUSIVE ENERGY PLANNING Government’s ‘too little, too late’...

SAFCEI Regional Interfaith Dialogues

We hosted a series of Regional Interfaith Dialogues for faith leaders to share and discuss what their faiths say about our 6 Policy Conference themati...

200 quotations – Interfaith Dialogue

This collection of 200 dialogue and dialogue-related quotations is gathered from a wide range of sources – ancient and modern. This anthology touches...

EarthKeeper Day - 14 February 2021

This coming Sunday will be Valentine's Day, but we at SAFCEI like to call it Earthkeeper's Day and mark the date by doing something to show our love f...

Zoom Launch: Faith Leaders in Africa's Open Letter to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - 23 February 2021

Please Join us for the Faith Leaders in Africa's Open Letter to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Zoom meeting on 23 February, 10 am to 12 pm. SA...

FLEAT: Nyorowai Mutsago represents the Zimbabwe Council of Churches at the Alternative Mining Indaba

On Tuesday, 9 February 2021, our FLEAT 2 member Ms Nyorowai Mutsago in Zimbabwe represented the Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) at the Alternative...

FLEAT: Kelly Ngeti represented at local youth climate change conference

Last week, our FLEAT regional group member, Kelly Ngeti, attended a youth climate change conference in Kenya. Kelly, a member of the Catholic faith a...

Learning from nature: Air

Today is the final episode in our series, " Learning from nature". This week we focus on Air. Air is related to ventilation and atmosphere...

Have Your Say by 5 February: Deadline for Public Comment on Proposed New Nuclear Energy

Today, Friday 5 February, is the deadline for South Africans to submit comments to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) on whether or...

Say No to Nuclear Energy plans by 5th February

We have partnered up with amandla.mobi to encourage people to make submissions to say NO to the South African government's plans to add 2,500MW more n...

FLEAT: David Munene to moderate a Brahma Kumaris Interfaith panel

SAFCEI Board and FLEAT member, David Munene will be moderating the Brahma Kumaris Interfaith panel on Inner awareness and commitment for restoring nat...

FLEAT: Dominic Amon Nyasulu to deliver a keynote address at The Road to COP26 online meeting

FLEAT regional group 2 member, Dominic Amon Nyasulu, will be delivering a keynote address at The Road to COP26 online meeting. Nyasulu highlights th...

Learning from nature: Part 4 - Animals

Today is the fourth ‘episode’ of a 4-part series of Sunday messages, linked to the theme: "Learning from nature" This week we focus on Anim...

Learning from nature: Part 3 - Water

Today is the third 'episode’ of a 4-part series of Sunday messages, linked to the theme: "Learning from nature" This week we focus on Water...

Prayers for the Earth - 3 February 2021

Please join us in Prayers for the Earth, a multi-faith, environmental contribution to this year's United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week co-host...

Learning from nature: Part 2 - Trees

Today is the second 'episode’ of a 4-part series of Sunday messages, linked to the theme: "Learning from nature" Today, we look at scientif...

Farewell Bishop Ellinah Wamukoya

Bishop Ellinah delivering the closing plenary - Reflection on emerging Sacred Life and Living Earth narrative at the SAFCEI Policy Conference 2019. P...

Learning from nature: Part 1 - Trees

Today is the first ‘episode’ of a 4-part series of Sunday messages, linked to the theme: "Learning from nature" The inspiration and foundat...

How Covid-19 has impacted on human-nature interactions

A number of researchers point out a direct link between the destruction of nature and disease outbreaks - highlighting the role of protecting and rest...

The relationship between humans and nature

Our focus today is on the relationship between humans and nature. " For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invis...

A short overview of Ecofeminism

Our focus today is on the statistic that ecological destruction affects the women of the world in a major way, specifically women of the "Two- Th...

The Green TLC Sunday message: "Love the earth as you would love yourself"

"Love the earth as you would love yourself" Although this phrase is sometimes attributed to the American singer-songwriter John Denver, it d...

Green TLC WhatsApp Channel

Today we are starting our Green TLC WhatsApp channel. We want to deliver one content from Christian and one from a natural scientific perspective to y...

FLEAT Cape Town

By Rev Berry Behr The historic Cape Town FLEAT was held at Monkey Valley Resort from 2nd to 4th December with an enthusiastic and diverse group of...

Nersa calls for public comment on new 2500MW Nuclear Energy generation

The South African government has announced plans to add 2,500MW more nuclear power to our electricity system by 2030. The National Energy Regulator of...

SAFCEI bids farewell to Kate Davies

We want to pay special tribute to Kate Davies who is retiring this month after over fifteen years of service. Our gratitude to Kate cannot be overstat...

Breaking news: Restaurant Brands International announces global-cage free commitment

In a historic win for layer hens, the fast-food conglomerate that includes Burger King, Popeyes, and Tim Hortons—have released comprehensive global...

Earthlife Africa – Public Participation Booklet

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg's Public Participation guidebook. The People's Guide to Environmental Rights aims to empower people and communities to u...

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The Second Mini-Barefoot Guide ​in the New Agroecology Series

The Second Mini-Barefoot Guide ​In the New Agroecology Series Whole Landscapes, Whole Communities Working with Nature to Heal, Transform and Regenerat...

Creating a Climate for Change

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Greenfaith International Launch - Prayer by Rev Berry Behr

Greenfaith International launch - 18 November 2020 Closing Prayer by Rev Berry Behr Dear God, Creator of all that is, Divine Source who has more na...

Grow your own food garden

'If you want to change the world, go home and love your family. ' - Mother Theresa As a community of Earthkeepers, we recognize the interconnectedness...

Sacred People, Sacred Earth - 18 November 2020

#SacredPeopleSacredEarth is launching on 18 November! Join SAFCEI, Green Faith and partners all over the globe for a series of multi-faith TEDx events...

Minister Mantashe avoids oversight, fails to appoint civil society representative to NNR board - as required by law

MEDIA RELEASE 5 NOVEMBER 2020 MINISTER MANTASHE AVOIDS OVERSIGHT, FAILS TO APPOINT CIVIL SOCIETY REPRESENTATIVE TO NNR BOARD - AS REQUIRED BY LAW The...

Apply now to join our Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training in Cape Town

Dear Friends, The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) believes that people of faith have a moral imperative to speak...

Apply now to join our Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training in Malawi - 8th & 9th December 2020

2 November 2020 Dear friends, SAFCEI, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute, is a faith-based environmental organisation co...

Food gardening webinars for faith communities: Vanda Chittenden shares her story

Since we started our food garden webinars for faith communities in September, we have been receiving wonderful stories from participants who have been...

SAFCEI energy affordability research

SAFCEI has conducted research that explores what communities will ‘sacrifice’ in order to afford the ever-increasing price of electricity. Click here...

Regional Interfaith Dialogues

Calling Faith Leaders in Southern Africa! Join us for a series of regional Interfaith Dialogues in November and December. 12 November 2020 - What does...

Global cage-free campaign demands Burger King eliminate cages from its supply chain

MEDIA RELEASE 28 OCTOBER 2020 GLOBAL CAGE-FREE CAMPAIGN DEMANDS BURGER KING ELIMINATE CAGES FROM ITS SUPPLY CHAIN Today, the Southern African Faith Co...

Join the global movement against the cruel treatment of chickens!

We are standing alongside 84 organizations demanding that Burger King and its sister companies, Popeyes Chicken and Tim Hortons, end extreme animal cr...

Food gardening webinar story: Rev Andre Naidoo

We have hosted five of our nine weekly webinars on food gardening for faith communities with renowned permaculturalist, John Nzira. Join our next webi...

How big is my eco footprint on Earth?

Ecological footprinting is a way of ‘measuring’ the amount of natural resources needed to provide the products we consume and what is required to abso...

Webinar: Assessing the impact of the electricity price hikes on poor urban and peri-urban communities in Cape Town

SAFCEI has conducted research that explores what communities will ‘sacrifice’ in order to afford the ever-increasing price of electricity. Join us for...

Church in Creation: Dalebrook Pool - 17 October 2020

We are pleased to announce that the first Church in Creation event since the easing of lockdown will be taking place on Sat 17th October at Dalebrook...

Greenpeace Africa, Earthlife Africa (JHB) & SAFCEI - Nuclear 1 EIA Appeal - Supplementary Submission - IRP 2019

Together with Greenpeace Africa and Earthlife Africa (JHB), we have jointly filed an appeal of the environmental impact assessment for the proposed Du...

Recent earthquakes off Cape coast raise concerns over government's ability to contain a nuclear disaster

MEDIA RELEASE 8 OCTOBER 2020 RECENT EARTHQUAKES OFF CAPE COAST RAISE CONCERNS OVER GOVERNMENT’S ABILITY TO CONTAIN A NUCLEAR DISASTER While the rece...

Faith and sustainable livelihoods - 20 October 2020

Earthlife Africa and SAFCEI invites you to a community report back session on Faith and sustainable livelihoods on 20th October from 10 am to 1 pm, Pa...

Green Action Week 2020

“It is important for us, not just for today, to look at our waste and consumerism. This is our earth to share, and we must all do what we can to care...

Egg labels explained

Egg labels explained What you need to know about cracking the egg label code By Georgina Blumears Navigating which eggs are good and which eggs are...

FLEAT member feature: Jackline Wananda

My little garden Farming in small spaces In this week's Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) feature story, we introduce Ms. Jackline...

The Cage

The Cage How caged hens are living lives of pain and suffering to produce our eggs. By Georgina Blumears To begin, I want to commend you on taking t...

Films on Faith and Earth

CelebrationEarth! is delighted to present this series of short films bringing together faith groups, artists and conservationists. These films explore...

Briefing Paper 510: Hunger and Malnutrition in a Food Secure Nation by Ms Lovedonia Mkansi

Unable to display PDF file. Download instead. To view and download this publication online click on the link below: http://www.cplo.org.za/bp-510-hung...

FLEAT member feature: Sebia Kwaramba

In this week's Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) feature story, we look at the work of Mrs. Sebia Kwaramba, a member of our FLEAT Z...

Faith communities' NGO calls for CoCT to involve civil society in matters regarding the Cape's baboons

MEDIA RELEASE 16 SEPTEMBER 2020 FAITH COMMUNITIES’ NGO CALLS FOR CoCT TO INVOLVE CIVIL SOCIETY IN MATTERS REGARDING THE CAPE’S BABOONS In a recent l...

Surviving COVID-19: The Neglected Remedy

AFSA launches a new book on nutrition "Surviving COVID 19: The Neglected Remedy". The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) proudly...

Food gardening webinars

'If you want to change the world, go home and love your family. ' - Mother Theresa As a community of Earthkeepers, we recognize the interconnectedness...

Video: FLEAT 2 evaluation meeting

We held the final FLEAT 2 (Faith Leader Environmental Training regional group 2) meeting on 6th and 7th November at eMseni Christian Center in Benoni....

The first pandemic: Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)

How unchecked poultry factory farming methods can lead to a new and deadlier bird flu pandemic. The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has ignited widesp...

FLEAT member feature: Dominic Amon Nyasulu

In this week's Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) feature story, we look at the work of Dominic Amon Nyasulu from Malawi, who is a...

Sign on: Open letter to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation from SAFCEI and faith community representatives from the African continent

We launch our open letter to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and appeal to faith community representatives from Africa to endorse. Please endors...

Cape Flats Interfaith Meeting

In July, our Faith Leader Liaison, Rev Berry Behr led our first Interfaith meeting with Cape Flats Leaders. The group was introduced to some of the w...

Regional Interfaith Dialogue on Energy and Climate Justice: 3 September 2020

Calling Faith Leaders in Southern Africa! Join us for a regional Interfaith Dialogue on the 3 September to discuss what your faith says about Energy a...

Virtual EarthKeeper picket

We are asking leaders of ALL FAITHS to pose in their religious attire – if they have - with a bold, legible sign, either handwritten or printed, that...

Season of Creation 2020: Jubilee for the Earth

Join Christians around the world in celebrating the Season of Creation from 1 September through 4 October. This is a time of restoration and hope, a j...

FLEAT member feature: Kelly Ngeti

In this week's Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) feature story, we look at the work of Kelly Mwakanah Ngeti from Mombasa, Kenya, wh...

SAFCEI AGM 2020

We hosted our virtual Annual General Meeting on 25 August 2020 on Zoom. Thank you to each and every one of you who joined us. Special thanks to...

FLEAT member feature: Lisa Johnstone

Our story this week comes from Lisa Johnstone. Lisa is a FLEAT South African member and represents the Northfield Methodist Church in Benoni. She shar...

“SOUTH AFRICANS HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW ABOUT THE COSTS OF GOVERNMENT’S NUCLEAR ENERGY PLANS” – SAFCEI

MEDIA RELEASE 13 August 2020 “SOUTH AFRICANS HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW ABOUT THE COSTS OF GOVERNMENT’S NUCLEAR ENERGY PLANS” – SAFCEI The Southern Africa...

FLEAT member feature: Ndivile Mokoena

Ms Ndivile Mokoena has been a member of the first Faith Leader Environment Advocacy Training (FLEAT 1) group since 2014. She is based in Gauteng and r...

Call to action: Oppose the proposed Koeberg Plant Life Extention

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The Green Teaching and Learning Community (The Green TLC)

About the Green TLC The Green Teaching and Learning Community creates and collects a variety of resources about ecological sustainability. The resour...

“THE ANNIVERSARIES OF HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI IS CAUSE FOR SERIOUS REFLECTION ABOUT THE ‘MERITS’ OF NUCLEAR” – Cape Town Unitarians

As the SA government aims to extend the life of Koeberg, while also pursuing new nuclear energy capacity, South Africans should consider this technolo...

ACCORDING TO THE QUR’AN, THE SIN OF HARMING HUMANITY AND ENVIRONMENT OUTWEIGHS THE BENEFIT – THEREFORE, STOP NUCLEAR!

As the world remembers the devastation and loss of life as a result of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima (6 August 1945) and Nagasaki (9 August 1945),...

The Guide to Sustainable, Zero-Waste, Ethical Weddings

77 Diamonds, London has released its guide on how to plan a Sustainable, Zero-Waste, Ethical wedding. Click here to find out more about the importance...