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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 14

No Peace Without Justice

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week highlights the indispensable role that justice has in establishing a peaceful society.Sargent Shriver spoke these words while he was candidate for Vice President in the 1972 US Presidential election. Running on the George McGovern ticket, he laid out a vision for a new...

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Sep 07

Something for Labor Day

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week is a reminder of the ways in which workers have pushed to humanize our collective working life. On this Labor Day, let us honor our workers and let remember the lessons of 2020: our workers are essential, and they need to be valued and nurtured if we are to have a healthy...

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Aug 31

Leadership and Listening

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us that the ability to listen is of fundamental importance for our leaders. It allows them to connect with people, to develop empathy, and to be guided in their decision-making by the needs of the people they serve.In 1976, Sargent Shriver was a Democratic candidate...

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Aug 31

Sargent Shriver on Race and Civil Rights

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Sargent Shriver had much to say about racial justice throughout his career. Here is a collection of some of his most poignant speeches on the topic. We hope our community will find value in these words as we continue to strive together towards justice for all of us.Exploring the Future of Racial...

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Aug 24

"Go into politics and change the system"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week underlines the fact that we can turn our doubts about the political system into action -- perhaps by entering into a life of public service ourselves! At the same time, the quote reminds us of a vitally important characteristic any political leader must have -- honesty....

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Aug 17

A Woman VP?

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week, spoken almost 48 years ago, shows us Sargent Shriver's openness towards having women in power.While running for Vice President on the McGovern ticket in 1972, Sargent Shriver did an interview with KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In the interview, he was asked about the...

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Aug 10

Tackling "Problems of Staggering Complexity"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week emphasizes that we must work together in order to eliminate the major threats we face as an international community -- and as a species. As we mark the 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 crisis and the...

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Aug 10

Break Out Your Mirrors

by Nabil Viñas

Nabil Viñas (AEA) is an actor, screenwriter, and producer born and raised in Washington Heights, New York City with parents from Moca in the Dominican Republic. He facilitates training in SEL and Restorative Justice through the Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility. Nabil...

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