Politics

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 Nov 05 07:10:00 EST 2018 Mon Nov 05 07:10:00 EST 2018

The Politics of Service

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

On the eve of the 2018 midterm elections, our Quote of the Week describes a service-oriented notion of politics. It is notion that Sargent Shriver embraced with enthusiasm and energy for the people he served throughout his life.In his speech to the New York University Class of 1964, Sargent...

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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 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 11 08:32:00 EDT 2018 Mon Jun 11 08:32:00 EDT 2018

The Greatness of Our Spirit

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

We take our Quote of the Week from the St. Louis University Commencement Speech that Sargent Shriver gave in 1962. Speaking about the network of "statesmen and scholars" that the Peace Corps was creating, Sargent Shriver spoke about the responsibilities and opportunities that a world...

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Tue Mar 06 11:11:31 EST 2018 Tue Mar 06 11:11:31 EST 2018

"My Belief in People"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

One of the things that stands out about Sargent Shriver as a political leader and a public servant is his genuine belief that any problem, no matter how difficult, can be solved if people work together to find solutions. No matter how much political power he wielded and no matter what challenge...

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Mon Jan 29 15:05:46 EST 2018 Mon Jan 29 15:05:46 EST 2018

What Politics Should Be

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Sargent Shriver spoke these words as the Watergate investigation was intensifying. We believe they describe not just what politics "should" be, but indeed, what they still can be. His words can guide not only our political leaders, but all of us as citizens. If we each take...

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