|Hans Christian Sonne (150th anniversary of his birth)|
Dean Hans Christian Sonne was a Danish theologian and pastor who became parish priest in Thisted in 1864. There, he founded the Thisted market town Workers Association, later known as the Thisted Workers Association. This was the beginning of the Danish cooperative movement.
Albert Schweitzer was the German theologian, organist, philosopher, physician and medical missionary born in 1875 in Alsace Lorraine. He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his philosophy of “Reverence for Life.” As a missionary in Lambaréné in French Equatorial Africa he was interned by the French in WWI, but returned there in 1937. At Lambaréné, (now in Gabon), he founded and sustained The Albert Schweitzer Hospital.
One of Schweitzer quotes is well worth remembering, “Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.” Many owe their subsequent good health to him.
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