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Our blog is the place 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 Sarge? Has his work influenced you? Share your story with us by emailing it to info@sargentshriver.org. Maybe we'll post it here!

Jul 07

We Called it a War: Sargent Shriver’s Recently Discovered, Lost Memoir to be Published January 2021 By RosettaBooks

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

The Architect of the War on Poverty’s First-Hand Account of America’s Struggle against Economic Inequality is Rediscovered Posthumously after 50 Years New York, NY, July 08, 2020— We Called It A War captures Sargent Shriver’s...

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Jul 06

A "Declaration of Interdependence"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week asks us to move beyond the "declaration of independence" on which the United States was founded 244 years ago this week. It summons us to make a declaration of something more powerful and transformative: interdependence.Sargent Shriver spoke these words in his 1975...

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Jun 29

Thinking about Environmental Justice

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week stresses the importance of working together to protect our environment from the many human-made threats that are endangering life on Earth. Taking action to create a cleaner, healthier environment is important for all of us. And, as we continue to explore the ways in which...

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Jun 22

"The crisis of health care in America today"

Our Quote of the Week highlights a problem that is as true in America in 2020 as it was when Sargent Shriver spoke these words in 1967: that our for-profit health care system does not allow all of us to have equal access to care.Sargent Shriver spoke these words at the first American Medical...

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Jun 15

The Cost of White Supremacy

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week shines a light on a basic truth: that to continue to uphold white supremacy in the United States is ultimately destructive for all of us.In 1957, Sargent Shriver spoke these words at Saints Faith, Hope and Charity Church. He was the head of the Public School Board and the...

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Jun 08

Altering People's Experience of "Law and Order"

Our Quote of the Week reminds us that too many of us experience representatives of law enforcement and of the legal system -- police, attorneys, judges, mayors -- not as protectors and upholders of justice, but as a "source of danger and symbol of oppression." The quote also calls...

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Jun 01

Bringing Discussions about Race into Our Sacred Spaces

Our Quote of the Week spotlights something we can do on a regular basis as a step towards dismantling systemic racism: bring the topic of race relations into our sacred spaces. Discussion alone will not help us overcome the moment we are in. But with sustained effort and by matching our words and...

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May 25

The "Self-Organization" of Society

Our Quote of the Week reminds us of a powerful action we can take together: to organize ourselves into a society that brings opportunity and justice to all. As we pause on this Memorial Day to remember the soldiers who have been killed in the line of duty, let us reflect on what we, the living,...

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