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We started the blog to share stories about Sargent Shriver's work, our work, and updates from 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!

Mon Jan 15 11:48:10 EST 2018 Mon Jan 15 11:48:10 EST 2018

Creating "an America Free of Racism, Hunger, and Despair"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

This week we mark two notable anniversaries. Today we remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on what would have been his 89th birthday. And on Thursday we mark the loss of Sargent Shriver, who passed away on January 18, 2011. Both worked tirelessly to achieve justice and equality for all Americans....

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Mon Jan 08 12:45:22 EST 2018 Mon Jan 08 12:45:22 EST 2018

Alleviating Poverty

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

On this day in 1964, President Lyndon Johnson declared an "unconditional war on poverty" in his first State of the Union address. In this week's quote, Sargent Shriver brings us a very important message from that era, which is that the United States has the means to tackle poverty....

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Mon Jan 01 05:21:00 EST 2018 Mon Jan 01 05:21:00 EST 2018

A Transformation of Consciousness

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Happy new year, friends! Today's quote is fitting as we move into 2018. Sargent Shriver spoke these words during his Address at the Women's Leadership Conference Luncheon. The year was 1975, and he was campaigning to be the Democratic presidential candidate. Sarge's focus in the speech is on...

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Mon Dec 25 05:00:00 EST 2017 Mon Dec 25 05:00:00 EST 2017

Our Wish For You

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Today we join millions of people around the world in celebrating Christmas. Whatever your beliefs, wherever you may be today, we send out a holiday wish to each and every one of you: may you nurture happiness within yourself, and may you also contribute to the happiness of those around you. We...

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Mon Dec 18 11:46:45 EST 2017 Mon Dec 18 11:46:45 EST 2017

A Chance to Serve

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Sargent Shriver spoke these words at the age of 86 during the Speech at the National Peace Corps Association's 41st Annual Celebration Dinner. His optimism, energy, and enthusiasm are as infectious in this speech as they were early in his career in public service, when he frequently gave speeches...

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Mon Dec 11 16:19:14 EST 2017 Mon Dec 11 16:19:14 EST 2017

On Human Rights

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

On December 10, the world celebrated Human Rights Day in observance of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We think this is the perfect occasion to remember Sargent Shriver's contributions in this area. We invite you to read Sarge's Speech at the University of Notre Dame...

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Mon Nov 27 10:54:45 EST 2017 Mon Nov 27 10:54:45 EST 2017

Our Revolution

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week is from Sargent Shriver's first commencement address at the University of Notre Dame. Sarge spoke these words during the early days of the Peace Corps. His emphasis on the idea that human beings, no matter what their culture, religion, or geographic location, all want...

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Mon Nov 20 11:55:48 EST 2017 Mon Nov 20 11:55:48 EST 2017

What Are We Going To Do About Poverty?

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

This past Sunday, countries around the world marked the first World Day of the Poor, an event instituted by Pope Francis earlier this year. This got us thinking: as we approach Thanksgiving and reflect with gratitude on all that we have, we believe it's important to renew our commitment to the...

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