Human Rights

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!

Mar 29

We Must Transcend

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week urges us to remember the one family to which we all belong -- the human family. As millions of us mark Passover and Easter this week, let us reflect on the spiritual beliefs that these holy days symbolize: love, gratitude, and renewal. And let us find ways to strengthen...

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Jan 25

Remembering Our Common Humanity in a Moment of Struggle

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week serves as an important reminder during this moment of struggle in the US and throughout the world: that no matter our background and circumstances, we all have the same basic needs, and we are spiritually connected to each other by our common humanity.This week's quote is...

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Nov 30

Celebrating Women's Leadership

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week celebrates the landmark appointments of women to leadership roles in the incoming Biden administration. While we are thrilled to see the progress that a much more inclusive and diverse group of leaders will bring, we are also aware the "movement" towards equality...

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Oct 12

Honoring Indigenous Peoples' Day

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week has been chosen in honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day. Acknowledging our country's history of violence and oppression towards our Native American siblings is an important step towards achieving equal justice and opportunity for them and for all of us.In 1965, Sargent Shriver...

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Aug 03

Remembering John Lewis

Our Quote of the Week pays tribute to Congressman John Lewis (February 14, 1940-July 17, 2020). Although we lost Rep. Lewis to pancreatic cancer in July, his example of leadership and service will continue to guide and inspire us for generations to come.On April 27, 2001, the Shriver Center...

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Mar 09

"The women's movement must be America's movement"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

In honor of Women's History Month and International Women's Day, Our Quote of the Week highlights the inequities that persist between women and men in 2020. Sargent Shriver may have spoken these words in 1975, but they continue to resonate today. During the early days of his 1976 Presidential...

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Jan 27

The Globalization of Health Problems

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week ties together public health with other critical issues common to our human family: security and economic opportunity. It also makes the point that only international collaboration can allow us to truly tackle these issues in a holistic way.The escalating risks of the...

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Jan 20

For MLK Day: Some Thoughts on Racism, Privilege, and Being an Ally

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week for this Martin Luther King Day zones in on what is at the heart of racism: the desire to feel superior, combined with the fear of being less than. This clash of deep-seated human emotions has fueled racism, white supremacy, and oppression for centuries. Sargent Shriver...

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