Soka Gakkai International
Buddhism in Action for Peace
History & Philosophy
Stories and reflections on the Buddhist approach to life
In 1984, Claire Bertschinger was working as a nurse with the Red Cross in Ethiopia, where she helped save children affected by famine. An interview with her on the BBC inspired singer Bob Geldof to set up the Live Aid Concerts to raise funds for famine relief.
Through her Buddhist practice, she realized that each and every person can make a change in the world, even if they are not on the front lines.