About Us
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.

About Albert Schweitzer
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."

About 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.

The 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.