Initiatives of the Order of Camillians, Superior General Fr. Leocir Pessini (1995-2019)
‘To reach a state of planetary health a new vision will be needed of how we define our place on the planet. A new narrative will reject the consumerist dogma – which sees the achievement of happiness as being through an infinite race to purchase – and embraces the values that we all know. What makes us truly happy is the time that we spend with the people that we love, being connected and belonging to a specific place and community, feeling ourselves connected to something greater than ourselves and taking care of each other’. We need add nothing else than to admire and revere this vision of ‘science with wisdom’ and say ‘let it be so’! We have before us an urgent moment when we should begin to be constructive actors of another possible world, with our innovative activity involving responsible care for life and human and planetary health! This is the ethical moral imperative of everyone – without exceptions.(Father Leocir Pessini, Superior General of the Order of Camillians 2018)
Together with the international Academy of Science, Munich the Francis of Assisi Academy realized a research project (1995-1999) concerning education, capacity building and epistemology of Terra Medicine at the Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, which is an early and similar approach to Planetary Health /Geohealth.
Stappen, R.K., Terramedizin und Master for Sustainable Development - Zwei Konzepte für innovative Modellstudiengänge, Stadt Güstrow: Konferenz Güstrow 2000 (ISBN 3-00-007218-7), 283-285