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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

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…

NEWSLETTER: Summer Greetings

By Emma Ziegler | July 3, 2022

Summer Greetings! What a joyous time of year at BLI! From Earth Day festivities to our upcoming Grand Opening Celebration, excitement is in the air at BLI. The summer months are bringing many visitors to campus, enabling us to share the joy of care for creation. Read on to learn about what’s been happening in…

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