Virtual Discussion

Watch the July 22nd Virtual discussion on the successes of our Integral Ecology programs and the Public Launch in July of BLI Uganda.

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Notre Dame News

Recently, our friends at the University of Notre Dame have shared a few stories about Bethany Land Institute. The most recent story was released by ND Stories. It follows BLI’s journey from its inception with the founders to its recent official launch. It also includes the following beautiful video showcasing BLI’s work. READ HERE. The…

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You’re Invited!

On September 22nd, BLI will be hosting webinar to update friends and supporters on the official launch held in Nandere at the end of July. International travelers will share their experiences and insights, and there will be time to ask questions about all things BLI and the newly commissioned Caretakers! The webinar will be from…

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Follow the July 29 Festivities!

It is a big week at BLI! We are hosting our official public launch in Nandere, Uganda. We are expecting thousands of visitors to our campus and have various activities and ceremonies planned. People are traveling to BLI from all over Uganda, and the world, to celebrate BLI’s mission and work. However, even if you…

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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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Celebrating Laudato Sí Week 2021

Newsletter 5/24/21 Pope Francis’ encyclical letter Laudato Si’ was released in June 2015. Five years later, in 2020, Pope Francis invited all to celebrate its fifth anniversary by protecting families and future generations through action to care for our common home. Laudato Si’ Week 2021, May 16-24, celebrates the end of the Special Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year.Here are…

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