Peace Corps

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!

Sep 13

September 11 and the "Third Goal" of Peace Corps

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week invites us to remember the third of the "Three Goals" of Peace Corps, and inspires us to work towards a more unified, peaceful world.At the age of 87, Sargent Shriver appeared at the 2002 National Peace Corps Association Conference, where he spoke these words....

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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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Apr 05

The Need for Peace Corps Today

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week is inspired by the initiatives that Peace Corps is currently undertaking in service of our current challenges.   When Sargent Shriver spoke these words during his Remarks at the Peace Corps 35th Anniversary, the world was a  different place than it was when he...

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Mar 01

For the 60th Anniversary of Peace Corps, A Call to Peace and Service

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week highlights the values on which Peace Corps was founded when it was first established 60 years ago today. They are also the values on which Peace Corps can rebuild as we make our way through this extraordinary moment in world history.Today we mark the anniversary of the day...

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Nov 16

"The challenge before America today ..."

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us that unless we place the welfare of humanity above all else, in our politics, commerce, and in all of our systems, we are prioritizing the wrong things. In his fiery and engaging 1967 Address at the University of California, Sargent Shriver quoted...

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Mar 23

A Poignant Anniversary for the Peace Corps

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week marks the 59th anniversary of Sargent Shriver's appointment as the first Director of the Peace Corps. As with many of our institutions, today the Peace Corps faces an unprecedented situation, that of recalling all of its current volunteers from abroad because of the risks...

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Mar 02

The Peace Corps in the 21st Century

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week celebrates the 59th anniversary of the creation of the Peace Corps. On March 1, 1961, President Kennedy signed the executive order to create the Peace Corps. Three weeks later, on March 22, he would name Sargent Shriver as its first Director. Taken from Sargent...

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Jan 06

"No matter how many bombs we drop ..."

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week expresses a basic principle that we can't afford to forget now: no amount of violence can lead to a more peaceful world.Sargent Shriver spoke these words two months after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, while addressing his alma mater at the Yale University Daily...

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