Forming Leaders in Integral Ecology for Rural Transformation in Uganda

Who Are We?

Inspired by Pope Francis' 2015 encyclical Laudato Si', Bethany Land Institute employs the notion and practice of Integral Ecology to respond to three major challenges in rural Uganda: environmental degradation, food insecurity, and poverty.


Working within the Laudato Si' Action Platform we actively work toward the seven Laudato Si' Goals. We recognize the inherent connection between the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor, and our program equally recognizes the importance of education, environmentalism, and sound economics.

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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."

Laudato Si' 139

Our Three Pillars

“I want to be a part of the change I want to see, mainly the restoration of Mother Earth.”


- Paul Muzalugamba, Current BLI Caretaker Trainee

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BLI News and Information

Virtual Discussion

By tmurray | September 26, 2022

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

You’re Invited!

By Emma Ziegler | September 13, 2022

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…

Follow the July 29 Festivities!

By Emma Ziegler | July 28, 2022

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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