BLI Celebrates World Environment Day

On June 5, BLI joined the surrounding community in celebrating International World Environment Day, as declared by the United Nations. This year’s theme was “Only One Earth” and aimed to promote individual country changes to support cleaner, sustainable living. While Sweden hosted the official international festivities, Uganda also participated in the action with its own…

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Happy Earth Day!

April 22nd was a special day at Bethany Land Institute. To celebrate Earth Day, we welcomed groups of visitors to BLI, including local primary school children, to spread the joy of Integral Ecology and share the importance of care for creation. Together, we used recycled plastics (collected from the local area) to make hanging plants.…

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Gaining Global Recognition

BLI is now also¬†featured¬†on the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology’s Laudato Si’ webpage. Later this year, it will be featured in the Forum’s newsletter. These features are a testament to BLI’s success as an institution that lives out integral ecology. Everyday, we continue to answer to the cry of the poor and the cry…

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BLI Visitors: Sanyu Maria’s Reflection

The following is a reclection written by recent Notre Dame graduate Maria Orjalies Riberas. She traveled to BLI in July 2021 and will be returning in October: “As when adjusting to life in any new country, it’s fairly common for one to find themselves in constant cultural shock, lost in translation, and dependent on those…

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BLI Visitors: Kirabo Emma’s Reflection

The following is a reflection written by Emma Ziegler, a recent Notre Dame graduate. Emma traveled to BLI in July 2021 with Father Emmanuel and wrote this reflection on the experience: “Traveling to Bethany Land Institute in Nandere, Uganda, I expected to find a dulled version of the institute I had seen in photos and…

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