Inspired by the teachings and philosophy of the Nobel Peace-prizewinner Dr. Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), the Schweitzer Institute is an international humanitarian organization which is dedicated to alleviating suffering and injustice in the world, and creating a more equitable and sustainable future for our planet and all of its inhabitants.
The teachings and philosophy of Albert Schweitzer encourage
us to concern ourselves with the relation of humankind to
all life - the earth and all its inhabitants. Dr. Schweitzer
believed that each one of us could do a little to ameliorate
suffering and misery in the world. He believed the "destiny
of mankind is to become more and more humane."
Reverence for Life
The central theme of Schweitzer's life and work was "reverence
for life", an ethic which recognizes the sanctity of
all life. Its essence is interconnectedness
and compassion for all living things.
Albert Schweitzer's life and writings are invaluable resources
for students and teachers to explore ethical decision-making
and shared values of respect and responsibility.
Schweitzer Institute is dedicated to expanding access to
health care, improving the quality of care through medical
education and public health programs, providing humanitarian
aid and promoting humanitarian values in health care.