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On our blog, 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 Sargent Shriver or about one of the issues he cared about? Share your story with us by emailing it to info@sargentshriver.org. Maybe we'll post it here!

Oct 05

"Democracy and Local Government," AKA Community Action

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the week evokes Sargent Shriver's concept of "community action" and reminds us that we, the people, must act to organize and to shape our communities according to local needs. In 1966, Sargent Shriver spoke before the Association of Counties about the ways in...

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Sep 28

Creating a "Safe and Stable World"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week marks the 59th anniversary of the Peace Corps. On September 22, 1961, President Kennedy signed the Peace Corps Act into law. Between 1961 until this year's interruption of the program due to COVID-19, over 240,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in 142 countries....

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Sep 21

Envisioning Justice: A Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week was chosen in honor of the inimitable Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away due to complications from pancreatic cancer this past Friday, September 18th. She was 87 years old.Sargent Shriver spoke these words about justice while running for Vice President on the...

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Sep 14

No Peace Without Justice

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week highlights the indispensable role that justice has in establishing a peaceful society.Sargent Shriver spoke these words while he was candidate for Vice President in the 1972 US Presidential election. Running on the George McGovern ticket, he laid out a vision for a new...

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Sep 07

Something for Labor Day

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week is a reminder of the ways in which workers have pushed to humanize our collective working life. On this Labor Day, let us honor our workers and let remember the lessons of 2020: our workers are essential, and they need to be valued and nurtured if we are to have a healthy...

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Aug 31

Leadership and Listening

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us that the ability to listen is of fundamental importance for our leaders. It allows them to connect with people, to develop empathy, and to be guided in their decision-making by the needs of the people they serve.In 1976, Sargent Shriver was a Democratic candidate...

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Aug 31

Sargent Shriver on Race and Civil Rights

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Sargent Shriver had much to say about racial justice throughout his career. Here is a collection of some of his most poignant speeches on the topic. We hope our community will find value in these words as we continue to strive together towards justice for all of us.Exploring the Future of Racial...

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Aug 24

"Go into politics and change the system"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week underlines the fact that we can turn our doubts about the political system into action -- perhaps by entering into a life of public service ourselves! At the same time, the quote reminds us of a vitally important characteristic any political leader must have -- honesty....

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