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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!

Jul 26

"Our Dependence upon a Bounded and Wounded Earth"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us of the responsibility we all have in protecting the Earth. And by highlighting a need for a common effort, the quote underlines our connection to each other, as well.In 1975, Sargent Shriver gave this address, Toward an International Ethic of Science, at a...

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Jul 19

What We Truly Can't Afford

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week underlines the fact that we cannot afford to have a society in which many have no access to the economic opportunities that others of us enjoy and take for granted.Sargent Shriver gave this Address to the YMCA in April of 1964, while he was Director of Peace...

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Jul 12

On Politics and Ethics

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us that ethics must have a role in the wielding of political power. When making decisions, if political leaders do not keep the best interests of the people in mind, the people's well-being and freedoms are jeopardized.Sargent Shriver spoke these words during the...

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Jul 05

Independence Day: The Struggle for Freedom Continues

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us that we cannot celebrate a true "independence day" in the United States until all people can enjoy liberty and self-determination. Independence was not fully achieved on July 4, 1776, and many are still struggling to achieve it 52 years later.Sargent...

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Jun 28

A Call to Peace

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week invites us to commit to building peace. It reminds us that service is central to peacebuilding, and emphasizes that a movement towards world peace begins in our own communities.Sargent Shriver made this call to peace in his 2002 Speech at the National Peace Corps...

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Jun 18

Remembering Juneteenth

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week helps us mark Juneteenth with a declaration that in the US, the movement towards racial justice must keep moving forward. While Juneteenth is a day of celebration, it also reminds us of the cruelty and injustice of slavery, and of the long road we still have to...

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Jun 14

Poverty is "a disaster as ruinous as a tornado"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us that poverty must be tackled with intention and with urgency. As millions continue to struggle because the fallout from COVID-19, we must ensure that our systems protect those who are in danger of falling into poverty -- and we must support programs and...

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Jun 12

Can you help us with our Independence Day Quote of the Week?

by Lucy Di Rosa

We’re grateful that you choose to support our Quote of the Week email each Monday. We enjoy sharing Sargent Shriver’s words with you, and we hope they resonate with you. As we approach the 4th of July this year, we thought we’d do something a little different with our Quote of the Week....

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