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Our blog is the place 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 Sarge? Has his work influenced you? Share your story with us by emailing it to info@sargentshriver.org. Maybe we'll post it here!

Sep 09

The Importance of Education

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

The issue of education is on our mind as students of all ages settle back into school this month. Our Quote of the Week highlights the importance of education while acknowledging some of the most basic and serious challenges that our underfunded public schools face. Sargent Shriver's career in...

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Sep 02

For Labor Day

Our Quote of the Week marks Labor Day with a call to the humanizing of American life. The quote is as relevant today as it was when Sargent Shriver said these words 47 years ago.In a 1972 speech about the importance of labor, Sargent Shriver addressed American workers. At the time, he was...

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Aug 26

Our Interconnectedness

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week speaks to an urgent need we have today: we must acknowledge the fact that we are all connected, and we must find ways to work together to solve problems of global importance. Speaking at the 1997 World Health Organization Conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sargent...

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Aug 19

"A New Sense of Community"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week is inspired by the relentless attacks on some of the most vulnerable members of our communities across the United States, including the economically disadvantaged, people of color, migrants and refugees (keeping in mind that in many cases our most vulnerable neighbors...

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Aug 12

Sarge on Nuclear War

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week focuses on an issue that Sargent Shriver worked on in the 1970s and 80s: nuclear disarmament. The quote is from Sargent Shriver's 1976 US Presidential campaign foreign policy statement. A recent finding from our archives, the statement outlines several foreign policy...

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Aug 05

"Who is Really Backward?"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

As we continue through a painful period of escalating disrespect and violence towards our own citizens and neighbors, our Quote of the Week forces us to pause for a moment of much-needed self reflection. Our motivation for choosing this week's quote is simple: we are heartbroken by the frequency...

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Jul 29

"The Measuring Stick for Our Actions"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us that how a leader treats people within a country's borders has a profound impact on how the rest of the world will see that country. It calls attention to the power of leading by example.Taken from the Democratic foreign policy statement that was part Sargent...

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Jul 22

How Do We Confront Our Racism?

Our Quote of the Week gives us an example of how to confront the racism and xenophobia that have been in our culture for centuries, and that are increasingly visible and virulent today in our communities and institutions.This week's quote is from Sargent Shriver's Address to the Knights of...

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