Oct 2017

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!

Oct 02

Peace for the Long Term

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

This morning we woke up as many of you did to the devastating news about the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is always difficult to know what to say in the face of senseless violence. We turn, therefore, to a very simple reminder of Sargent Shriver's: that each of us has a role in creating...

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Oct 09

Getting Back to Basics in the Nuclear Age

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

In the 1970s and 1980s, Sargent Shriver was actively engaged in de-escalating the threat posed by the nuclear arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union. He was therefore well-versed in peacebuilding in the nuclear age. The principles that Sarge focused on in these years were much...

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Oct 16

Marking A War on Poverty Anniversary

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

On October 16, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson swore in Sargent Shriver as the first Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO). In his address that day, President Johnson noted that the goal of the War on Poverty--the motivation for the creation of the OEO--was "to increase...

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Oct 23

"A Women's Issue"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

In a 1975 speech that could be considered forward-thinking even by today's standards, Sargent Shriver emphasized that the roles we cling to for women and men ultimately limit all of us as human beings. While speaking at the Women's Leadership Conference Luncheon during his run for President in...

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Oct 30

Regaining "the Leadership of Our Own Revolution"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

We've been looking through Sargent Shriver's statements about leadership today. Sarge believed that leadership was strongly connected to service. It's not a coincidence that he often spoke about leadership in relation to the Peace Corps, as he did in this week's speech, the Address Before the...

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