Jul 2018

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!

Jul 02

Recovering "the American Strategy"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

As Independence Day approaches, our Quote of the Week reminds us what the holiday was meant to mark: the founding of a nation that promises equal access to justice and opportunity for all. Although we have struggled throughout our history to maintain that promise, we have also made great progress...

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Jul 09

Neighbors

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week encapsulates a reality of our world that Sargent Shriver could plainly see back in 1962: that advances in transportation and technology were bringing us all closer and closer together. And yet, our contemporary experience of our shrinking world has of late been colored by...

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Jul 16

Combating the Problems "Which Plague the World"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

In two short sentences, our Quote of the Week reveals the major challenges that Sargent Shriver saw as being fundamental for world leaders to tackle. In a career that was shaped by efforts to build peace, expand opportunity and achieve justice for all, the message of working together to secure...

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Jul 23

A Necessary Common Existence

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week asks us to deal with a reality that becomes more and more vital  to acknowledge: we are all connected. To behave as though we can survive in isolation ignores this reality and puts us on a dangerous path. We may have individual wants and needs that are not always in...

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Jul 30

Peace and Service

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week comes from a powerful call to peace that Sargent Shriver made at the Shriver Center UMBC in Baltimore, Maryland. Sarge made the point that "now more than ever, we depend on one another for our very existence." And with advancements in technology that in some...

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