Sep 2017

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!

Sep 04

A Time for "New Levels of International Effort"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week is from a speech about the ethics of science and technology that Sargent Shriver gave during a 1975 lecture tour in the former Soviet Union. Using his typical combination of warmth and strength, Sarge asserted that to truly resolve the complex problems of the modern world,...

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Sep 11

Serve, serve, serve!

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Today is the 16th anniversary of the September 11 attacks and has been designated a National Day of Service and Remembrance. We remember the lives lost on this day in 2001, and we honor all of those who responded to the violence and destruction by serving others in need. The quote we have chosen...

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Sep 18

All Riots and Wars Are Related

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

This week's quote clearly reflects Sargent Shriver's approach to addressing social issues and diffusing conflict. By the time he spoke these words in 1965, Sarge had gone in his life from being a warrior -- fighting in the South Pacific during World War II -- to being a peacemaker and social...

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Sep 25

Uniting to Overcome Struggles at Home and Abroad

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

On March 8, 1965, Sargent Shriver addressed the Arkansas state legislature. At the time, he was the head of both the Peace Corps and the Office of the Economic Opportunity (OEO), which was the federal office that created the War on Poverty programs. As we can see in the quote, Sargent Shriver...

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