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Forming Leaders in Integral Ecology for Rural Transformation in Uganda

Who Are We?

Bethany Land Institute provides Uganda's rural poor with a two-year, residential integrated education program in regenerative agriculture and economic entrepreneurship.

Inspired by Pope Francis' 2015 encyclical Laudato Si', BLI employs the notion and practice of Integral Ecology to empower local students and communities to combat three major challenges in Uganda: environmental degradation, food insecurity, and poverty.

BLI works within the Laudato Si' Action Platform, actively pursuing 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, BLI Commissioned Caretaker

BLI Staff
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BLI News and Information

NEWSLETTER: Public Launch Update

By Emma Ziegler | October 12, 2022

Dear BLI friend, we are excited to share an update with you. BLI is officially launched! On July 29, over 1,400 people attended the BLI Public Launch on our Nandere campus. Kampala Diocese Archbishop Paul Ssemogerere and Honorable Justin Kasule Lumumba (from the office of the Ugandan Prime Minister) both took part in the ceremonies,…

Notre Dame News

By Emma Ziegler | September 28, 2022

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…

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.

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