Citizenship

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!

Mon Oct 22 10:48:56 EDT 2018 Mon Oct 22 10:48:56 EDT 2018

Focusing on the Issues that Matter

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

In a fiery speech given one week before the 1974 midterms, Sargent Shriver laid out what he saw as the issues that mattered most in the election. By placing importance on subjects that affected the daily lives of citizens, and by stressing the need for "truth telling," Sargent Shriver...

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Mon Oct 08 06:05:00 EDT 2018 Mon Oct 08 06:05:00 EDT 2018

The Role of Politics

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us that politics must be used as a tool to improve the lives of people. It is important that politicians remember our (and their) basic humanity, that they behave with respect and humility, and that they maintain the ability to compromise in order to achieve a common...

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Mon Sep 10 06:00:00 EDT 2018 Mon Sep 10 06:00:00 EDT 2018

Democracy and Local Government

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week shows Sargent Shriver's awareness of the diversity of the communities that make up the United States, and his profound belief in the right to self-determination.In a speech given during his tenure as Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity (the administrative office...

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Mon Aug 06 11:48:40 EDT 2018 Mon Aug 06 11:48:40 EDT 2018

Opportunity, Citizenship, Justice

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week is emblematic of the fundamental principles behind the War on Poverty. Sargent Shriver believed that although we may differ in our cultures, lifestyles, and economic status, all of us are equally deserving of dignity and justice, all of us have the right to be empowered and...

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Mon Jul 09 09:49:39 EDT 2018 Mon Jul 09 09:49:39 EDT 2018

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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Mon Jun 25 06:21:00 EDT 2018 Mon Jun 25 06:21:00 EDT 2018

Fear, Misinformation, and Unity

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

In our Quote of the Week, Sargent Shriver reminds us that to foster unity, we must work together to eliminate the fear and unease that pull us apart. He calls out the spread of "misinformation" and points out that we must not pay attention to political talking points that have no...

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Mon Jun 04 12:10:57 EDT 2018 Mon Jun 04 12:10:57 EDT 2018

Transcending What We Are and Where We Are From

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week comes from a speech that Sargent Shriver made in celebration of cultural pride -- Irish pride, to be exact -- the Address to the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Celebrating the history and heritage of our cultural identity is understandable and can be meaningful...

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Mon May 28 11:17:22 EDT 2018 Mon May 28 11:17:22 EDT 2018

Honoring Our Fallen Soldiers

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

How do we honor those we have lost in war? For our Quote of the Week, we draw on some words that Sargent Shriver spoke on Memorial Day 50 years ago, as he reflected on what we could do to acknowledge the sacrifice of those we have lost. By creating a more inclusive society, where all could have...

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