This weekend, we’ll honor two extraordinary leaders whose commitment to service was equaled only by their compassion for all living beings. Tomorrow (January 14) is Albert Schweitzer's birthday, and Monday (January 16) is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It will be a reflective weekend, for sure—when it comes to achieving health and social equity for all, we have a long way to go. It’s easy to feel … [Read more...] about Legacies (and Lessons) of Service: Reflecting on Albert Schweitzer and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mae Dunn, a student at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, has dedicated her life to combating discrimination against people with transgender and transsexual (“trans”) identities—first on the west coast, where she grew up, and now in New England. As a Schweitzer Fellow, Dunn has spent the past 9 months traveling to professional schools throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. The … [Read more...] about “Replacing Discrimination with Awareness and Compassion”: Five Questions for a Fellow with Law Student Mae Dunn
"The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion." -- Dr. Albert Schweitzer … [Read more...] about Quote of the Day
I've written before on this blog about the importance -- and potentially transformative power -- of compassion, and about how ASF's programs are designed to reinforce that importance and awaken that power. (In fact, the theme of next month's Fellows for Life Conference is "Creating Change Through Compassionate Service.") Over the weekend, in an article entitled "Medical School Reinvented" that's … [Read more...] about Making Compassion Part of the Curriculum
"Until he extends his circle of compassion for all living things, man will not himself find peace." -- Dr. Albert Schweitzer, quoted in Mark Bekoff's latest Psychology Today blog entry … [Read more...] about Quote of the Day