Our mission is "to protect and restore the health and integrity of the Earth's ecosystem and the human familiy" (Rio Declaration on Environment and Development 1992).
Our mission is inspired by the ENCYCLICALS LAUDATO SI’ and FRATELLI TUTTI, the APPEAL - ONE FAMILY IN A COMMON HOME and the SAO PAULO DECLARATION ON PLANETARY HEALTH. Our approach is based on ecological awareness and human fraternity.
The Francis of Assisi Academy is an "academy of science", founded in the Catholic Church as part of the ecumenical movement. The academy is open and closely connected to all Christians, christian churches, world religions, all faith communities and the scientific community.
The Francis of Assisi Academy is part of the ecumenical process for peace, justice and the care of creation and of the interfaith process to build new bridges and cooperations between faith and science.
The purpose of the academy is the promotion of education, science and research for Planetary Health. Our focus are evidence-based and effective actions, operations and transformations in the following areas:
I. Planetary Health, Ethics and Mental Transformation
II. Actions and Operations for a Healthy Planet
III. Actions and Operations for the Health of People
Our academy is a dedicated to further promoting knowledge and evidence-based implementation. We support the change to planetary health, global sustainable development with innovative, ethical and scientific projects.