Human Rights

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 Feb 12 10:27:33 EST 2018 Mon Feb 12 10:27:33 EST 2018

Leading with Love

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Speaking about education at Northwestern University in Chicago, Sargent Shriver made the point that introducing students to world cultures could revolutionize the way we think about each other. That revolution could eventually transform our leadership style at the national level, allowing us to...

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Mon Jan 22 11:17:26 EST 2018 Mon Jan 22 11:17:26 EST 2018

Changing Government

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week highlights the idea that a political system can withstand internal conflicts and challenges from many sides, but it cannot withstand the union of people coming together to stand up for fundamental human rights. Speaking these words to an audience of trial attorneys in 1971,...

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Mon Dec 11 16:19:14 EST 2017 Mon Dec 11 16:19:14 EST 2017

On Human Rights

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

On December 10, the world celebrated Human Rights Day in observance of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We think this is the perfect occasion to remember Sargent Shriver's contributions in this area. We invite you to read Sarge's Speech at the University of Notre Dame...

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Mon Nov 27 10:54:45 EST 2017 Mon Nov 27 10:54:45 EST 2017

Our Revolution

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week is from Sargent Shriver's first commencement address at the University of Notre Dame. Sarge spoke these words during the early days of the Peace Corps. His emphasis on the idea that human beings, no matter what their culture, religion, or geographic location, all want...

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Mon Oct 30 12:32:54 EDT 2017 Mon Oct 30 12:32:54 EDT 2017

Regaining "the Leadership of Our Own Revolution"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

We've been looking through Sargent Shriver's statements about leadership today. Sarge believed that leadership was strongly connected to service. It's not a coincidence that he often spoke about leadership in relation to the Peace Corps, as he did in this week's speech, the Address Before the...

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Mon Oct 23 15:13:21 EDT 2017 Mon Oct 23 15:13:21 EDT 2017

"A Women's Issue"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

In a 1975 speech that could be considered forward-thinking even by today's standards, Sargent Shriver emphasized that the roles we cling to for women and men ultimately limit all of us as human beings. While speaking at the Women's Leadership Conference Luncheon during his run for President in...

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Mon Aug 14 10:22:00 EDT 2017 Mon Aug 14 10:22:00 EDT 2017

White Supremacy Undermines Our Strength

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

In the late 1950s, Sargent Shriver was the head of the Chicago Board of Education as well as the Catholic Interracial Council, an organization that focused on desegregation in schools. It was while serving these two organizations that Sarge spoke these words.Events such as this weekend's white...

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