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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 4...

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 (12...

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...

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 women...

Job Vacancy: Communications Coordinator

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

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 Traini...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

FLEAT member feature: Celestine Otieno

Ms Celestine Otieno was one of the participants in our Faith Leader’ Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) in Kenya in 2018. Celestine was referred...

FLEAT member feature: M’theto Lungu

M’theto Lungu has been very active in the environmental sector and has been involved with SAFCEI for quite a few years. He joined the second regional...

FLEAT member feature: Nomonde Scoble

Nomonde Scoble has been a SAFCEI friend, member and supporter for as long as we can remember. She represents the Quaker community of Southern Africa....

FLEAT member feature: Lawrence Tsoru

Youth, Food Security and Sustainable livelihood project Lawrence Tsoru is a Zimbabwe Faith Leader Environment Advocacy Training (FLEAT Zimbabwe) memb...

FLEAT member feature: Bishop Joseph Obanyi Sagwe

Bishop Joseph Obanyi Sagwe has been a member of the Kenya Faith Leader Environment Advocacy Training (FLEAT Mombasa) group since May 2018. Bishop Jose...

FLEAT member feature: Soraya Salie

By Zainab Adams, FLEAT Coordinator Mrs. Soraya Salie has been a member of our South African Faith Leader Environment Advocacy Training (FLEAT SA) g...

FLEAT member feature: Ngonidzashe Edward

By Zainab Adams, FLEAT Coordinator Mr. Ngonidzashe Edward is one of our Faith Leader Environment Advocacy Training regional group 2 (FLEAT 2) member...

Building resilience within and beyond our Covid world: Thoughts from the Karoo FLEAT community

We hosted our second Karoo Faith Leaders Environmental Training (Karoo FLEAT) workshop on 23rd and 24th June. This time around, the group of faith lea...

FLEAT Karoo 2019

FLEAT Karoo group at the Nqweba Dam, Graaff-Reinet on 20 November 2019. Photo credit: Zainab Adams. We hosted our first Karoo Faith Leader Environme...

SAFCEI Policy Conference 2019

Prof Tinyiko Maluleke (centre) after delivering his keynote address at the SAFCEI Policy Conference 2019. Photo by Elkan Butler Photography. We host...

Apply now to join our Faith Leader & Environment Training in Graaff-Reinet

September 2019 Dear Faith Leaders and Friends, Are you based in the Karoo and surrounds or know a faith leader in your network who is? SAFCEI is ca...

Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy – August 2019

FLEAT South Africa: All hands on deck at David Profit Street Bonteheuwel PEACE GARDENS. Dutch Television are coming tomorrow, God Willing, to film our...

FLEAT appreciation message to SAFCEI

In 2017, SAFCEI held a Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training #FLEAT workshop in Uganda. During the workshop, the group planted 150 fruit trees...

FAITH LEADER ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY TRAINING WORKSHOP IN TANZANIA

We hosted our Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) Regional Group 2 workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 23rd to 25th July. Partic...

Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy – July 2019

Have a look at what our Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) members have been up to this month. Allen Ottaro - CYNESA- FLEAT Regiona...

FLEAT South Africa 2019

SAFCEI hosted a South African Faith Leaders Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) workshop in Durban from 25th to 27th June. We hosted our South Af...

Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy - June 2019

Mombassa FLEAT members celebrate environmental days in June: Many FLEAT members have been involved in actions to celebrate World Environment Day, on...

Beat Air Pollution this World Environment Day

As the World Environment Day approaches to its remembrance (5th June), with the theme - ‘Beat Air Pollution’ what are your plans as an individual or c...

FLEAT Mombassa 2019

SAFCEI hosted a Faith Leaders Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) follow-up workshop at The Reef Hotel, Mombassa, Kenya from 30th April to 2nd Ma...

FLEAT SA 2019: Apply now to join our Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training in South Africa

April 2019 Dear Friends, The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) believes that people of faith have a moral imperativ...

FLEAT Zimbabwe 2019

SAFCEI hosted a Faith Leaders Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) follow-up workshop at Cresta Lodge, Harare, Zimbabwe from 26th to 28th March. T...

Environmental stewardship and sustainability in the Zimbabwe episcopal area

Presentation by Mrs. Rebecca Tendayi Gurupira shared at the Agriculture Summit in Johannesburg. Click to here to view the presentation. We invite ou...

COP24 Statement by Bishop Geoff Davies

We pray all at COP24 will take the bold and necessary steps needed to ensure that average global temperatures do not exceed 1.5°C. We have already exc...

Faith leaders advocate for solar lighting in Malawi

By Andrew Gwambe Faith leaders in Malawi are advocating solar for lighting among believers and general community at large in the three districts of S...

SAFCEI recently held two Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training workshops (FLEAT) in Malawi and Zimbabwe

FLEAT Mombasa 2018 Faith leaders in Kenya came together in Mombasa to work together on environmental sustainability 29- 31 May 2018. From the 17 parti...

“Malawi’s animal welfare problem is real”

Story by Andrew Gwambe, FLEAT 1 participant The practice of treating animals as if they are not part of God’s creation continues in many parts of the...

FLEAT in action: Youths transform plastic waste into paving tiles

Written by Andrew Gwambe, from the FLEAT 1 group: Chisomo Community Youth Club in Salima, a lakeshore area in Malawi recently stole the show when they...

Apply now to join faith leader advocacy training in Mombasa

We believe that people of faith have a moral imperative to speak out against the socio-ecological injustices that face Africa’s peoples and their envi...

SAFCEI seeks an Independent Evaluator

SAFCEI seeks an Independent Evaluator for its "Faith Communities & Leaders in Southern Africa Advocating for Ecological & Economic Justic...

Apply now to join the second round of FLEAT

Dear friends, The Southern African Faith Community Environment Institute (SAFCEI) believes that people of faith have a moral imperative to speak again...

Active Citizens Network Launch

What comes next? Post the Secret Nuclear Deal court case, many people have asked what will happen now that the court case has been successful. It is a...

FLEAT tackles Climate Change in Tanzania

By Zainab Adams, SAFCEI Outreach Coordinator Day one: I was invited to attend a workshop in Same, Tanzania around “Connecting Poverty to Climate Chan...

A case study of FLEAT

By Liz McDaid Looking back as well as towards the future of FLEAT: case study of Sheik Qassim and Andrew Gwambe Sheik Qassim Andrew Gwambe...

FLEAT forges ahead in Zimbabwe

Shared by Rev Canon Blessing Shambare The Anglican Church worldwide has adopted the five marks of mission in their holistic mission drive. The fifth m...

FLEAT in Malawi

FLEAT met in Malawi from 10 - 15 October for their last official workshop before they embark on the next phase of their journey: inspiring others to c...

FLEAT moves into the next phase

SAFCEI’s Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT), which began in 2014, is reaching the conclusion of its first cycle and moving into the...

FLEAT in Kenya

FLEAT is meeting in Kenya this week and marked World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation by speaking on Radio Amani on the importance of Earth Keep...

The Sacred Secrets of Nature

SAFCEI has been featured in the SABC series 'The Sacred Secrets of Nature'! It is an inspiring series about people of faith tackling the environmental...

Marking World Wildlife Day in Mombasa Kenya

By Kelly Ngeti On 3rd March 2016, the world celebrated the existence of wild animals, putting emphasize on their rights to exist peacefully. The day’s...

FLEAT in 2015

We introduced all our FLEAT members this year – those that joined us in 2014 as well as those that joined beginning of 2015 - and the work they are do...

Watch FLEAT Climate Change Dramas in Tanzania

In preparation for COP21 and to showcase our partnerships, SAFCEI has produced a short video of the work we have been doing in Tanzania around climate...

FLEAT continues to inspire

Our FLEAT programme is forging ahead with the third advocacy training having just taken place in Zimbabwe from the 28th September – 2nd October. The t...

FLEAT gets underway in Harare, Zimbabwe

Liz McDaid reporting back 29 September 2015 Another FLEAT workshop kicks off in Harare, Zimbabwe. Mr Gabriel Manyangadze opened the FLEAT agenda wit...

Clean-up campaign in Murombedzi, Zimbabwe

The United Methodist Church Coordinator Ministry With Women,Children And Youth is happy to say the programs for environmental awareness have spread t...

Climate Change Hearings at Parliament

22 September, 12pm The parliamentary portfolio committee on environmental affairs is holding public hearings on South Africa's climate change position...

Uniting around a Common Cause

By Louisa Feiter On August 9 1956, thousands of women took to the Pretoria streets in protest of the “pass laws” enacted during Apartheid. In commemor...

Another clean-up campaign in Zimbabwe

After this last Sunday’s service, the Greek Orthodox youth once again took to the surrounding area for their second clean-up campaign.This is the rep...

FLEAT projects inspire stewardship

In the words of FLEAT graduate Sean Ukomba: “God gave us one earth. Imagine what will happen if every believer could be a steward” SAFCEI’s Faith Le...

Zimbabwe Clean-Up Campaign!

By Angelic Molen, Greek Orthodox Church Zimbabwe I would like to share with you how we, as people of faith at the Greek Orthodox Church in Zimbabwe,...

Mc Carthy Samalani – an island in a flood.

When Mc Carthy Jailos Samalani of the Islamic Organisation for Health and Development (ISOHEDE) based in Malawi participated in SAFCEI’s Environment A...

God gave us sun and wind - Best we use them!

All around us, everyday, nature shows us uncountable examples of how to use the earth’s energy efficiently and sustainably. Our advances in harnessin...

Advocacy training inspires Eco-action.

15 faith leaders from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Malawi and Kenya attended SAFCEI’s first Faith Leaders’ Environment Advocacy Training (FLEAT) in Novembe...