Forming Leaders in Integral Ecology for Rural Transformation

In loving memory of Fr. Anthony (Tony) Rweza, who passed away on June 15th, 2021.

Fr. Tony was one of the Founders of BLI and will be deeply missed by all.

Click here to read more about his life and contributions to BLI.

The Three Pillars of Bethany Land Institute

Mary's Farm

A sustainable farm which conducts educational and mentorship programs in the spirituality and sustainable practices of land care and food production.

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Martha's Market

A Roadside Market and Savings and Credit Cooperative Organization (SACCO), which serves as the business hub of the BLI and the engine for ongoing economic entrepreneurship of the BLI caretakers.

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Lazarus' Trees

A forest, which serves as a catalyst for a major community outreach in reforestation and community based ecological education.

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Strategies for a solution demand an integrated approach to combating poverty, restoring dignity to the excluded, and at the same time protecting nature. Pope Francis, Laudato Si' # 139