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On our blog, we share our Quote of the Week as well as other insights about our work and about our community. As our society continues to struggle with some of the same issues that Sargent Shriver focused on -- poverty, racism, inequality, war -- we believe it's important to share our stories with each other. Do you have a story to share about Sargent Shriver or about one of the issues he cared about? Share your story with us by emailing it to info@sargentshriver.org. Maybe we'll post it here!

May 04

Health Care and the Trouble with Borders

Our Quote of the Week highlights a reality that has been laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic: that ensuring the health and well-being of people must involve a level of collaboration that is more powerful than any local policy and that transcends political borders.Speaking at the 1997 World Health...

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May 03

Examining Poverty and Health Care

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week highlights a profound irony about health care in the United States: that we have mastered the most advanced procedures and refined some of the most groundbreaking technologies in health care, but that we have not bothered to extend the most basic care to those who are...

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Apr 22

The Fight for Justice

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us that to bring about justice in our systems and in our communities, we must act from the top down AND from the bottom up. In other words, it is up to all of us to bring about a just society.Sargent Shriver spoke these words in Montgomery, Alabama on April 28,...

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Apr 19

In Honor of Earth Day ...

Our Quote of the Week reminds us that we are bound together on this planet of ours, and that protecting our fragile and finite resources has large-scale implications for all of us. As we mark Earth Day this week, let us remember that taking action to create a cleaner, healthier environment is...

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Apr 05

The Need for Peace Corps Today

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week is inspired by the initiatives that Peace Corps is currently undertaking in service of our current challenges.   When Sargent Shriver spoke these words during his Remarks at the Peace Corps 35th Anniversary, the world was a  different place than it was when he...

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Apr 05

"Justice Now"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us that to truly achieve justice, we must proactively address the limitations in our systems that prevent people from living a peaceful, healthy, sustainable life.Speaking about the Legal Services program to the Illinois State Bar Association in 1966, Sargent Shriver...

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Mar 29

We Must Transcend

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week urges us to remember the one family to which we all belong -- the human family. As millions of us mark Passover and Easter this week, let us reflect on the spiritual beliefs that these holy days symbolize: love, gratitude, and renewal. And let us find ways to strengthen...

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Mar 22

Achieving Unity

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week invites us to address a central obstacle to our achievement of unity: the violence that too many of us experience in our society. From the escalation in physical violence towards our Asian American friends to the the disregard shown by too many of us towards the persistence...

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