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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 Aug 13 11:37:11 EDT 2018 Mon Aug 13 11:37:11 EDT 2018

On Failure

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week gives us an insight into Sargent Shriver's notion of failure, which, by implication, also gives us a view into his definition of success. Sarge said these words while he was leading both the Peace Corps and the War on Poverty, two major presidential initiatives (the first of...

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Mon Aug 06 11:48:40 EDT 2018 Mon Aug 06 11:48:40 EDT 2018

Opportunity, Citizenship, Justice

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week is emblematic of the fundamental principles behind the War on Poverty. Sargent Shriver believed that although we may differ in our cultures, lifestyles, and economic status, all of us are equally deserving of dignity and justice, all of us have the right to be empowered and...

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Mon Jul 30 11:37:50 EDT 2018 Mon Jul 30 11:37:50 EDT 2018

Peace and Service

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week comes from a powerful call to peace that Sargent Shriver made at the Shriver Center UMBC in Baltimore, Maryland. Sarge made the point that "now more than ever, we depend on one another for our very existence." And with advancements in technology that in some...

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Mon Jul 23 12:15:07 EDT 2018 Mon Jul 23 12:15:07 EDT 2018

A Necessary Common Existence

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week asks us to deal with a reality that becomes more and more vital  to acknowledge: we are all connected. To behave as though we can survive in isolation ignores this reality and puts us on a dangerous path. We may have individual wants and needs that are not always in...

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Mon Jul 16 13:23:08 EDT 2018 Mon Jul 16 13:23:08 EDT 2018

Combating the Problems "Which Plague the World"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

In two short sentences, our Quote of the Week reveals the major challenges that Sargent Shriver saw as being fundamental for world leaders to tackle. In a career that was shaped by efforts to build peace, expand opportunity and achieve justice for all, the message of working together to secure...

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Mon Jul 09 09:49:39 EDT 2018 Mon Jul 09 09:49:39 EDT 2018

Neighbors

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week encapsulates a reality of our world that Sargent Shriver could plainly see back in 1962: that advances in transportation and technology were bringing us all closer and closer together. And yet, our contemporary experience of our shrinking world has of late been colored by...

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Mon Jul 02 11:28:31 EDT 2018 Mon Jul 02 11:28:31 EDT 2018

Recovering "the American Strategy"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

As Independence Day approaches, our Quote of the Week reminds us what the holiday was meant to mark: the founding of a nation that promises equal access to justice and opportunity for all. Although we have struggled throughout our history to maintain that promise, we have also made great progress...

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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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