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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 Mar 26 12:46:49 EDT 2018 Mon Mar 26 12:46:49 EDT 2018

Regeneration

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week is inspired by a moment of renewal that millions around the world are experiencing this week. Spring is awakening in the northern hemisphere. Christians are marking the death and resurrection of Jesus during Easter, and Jews are celebrating the liberation of the Israelites...

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Mon Mar 19 09:15:38 EDT 2018 Mon Mar 19 09:15:38 EDT 2018

Young People Are Changemakers

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Spoken over 50 years ago, Sargent Shriver's words reach us through time to convey a timely message. There is a direct line between the protests Sargent Shriver is speaking of, against Vietnam, inequality, and poverty, and the protest movements of today, like the one against gun violence led by...

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Mon Mar 12 12:08:43 EDT 2018 Mon Mar 12 12:08:43 EDT 2018

"We Must Do It Together"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Sargent Shriver understood the importance of collaboration. As a leader, he knew how to motivate groups of people to see and achieve their common goals. The problems he lists in our Quote of the Week, poverty, lack of education, and the destruction of environment, are arguably more pressing today...

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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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Tue Feb 27 15:32:42 EST 2018 Tue Feb 27 15:32:42 EST 2018

A Call to Peace and Service

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week provides an example of the kind of thinking that motivated Sargent Shriver's greatest accomplishments. From the creation of the Peace Corps to the War on Poverty, Sargent Shriver studied complex, contemporary international and domestic issues -- diplomacy, peacebuilding,...

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Tue Feb 20 13:29:37 EST 2018 Tue Feb 20 13:29:37 EST 2018

Confronting Our Impulse Toward Violence

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

We chose our Quote of the Week because we were looking to Sargent Shriver for insights about the violence we inflict on each other in this country. The senseless violence of mass shootings; the violent killings of unarmed citizens, and particularly of young, black men at the hands of police...

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Mon Feb 12 10:27:33 EST 2018 Mon Feb 12 10:27:33 EST 2018

Leading with Love

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Speaking about education at Northwestern University in Chicago, Sargent Shriver made the point that introducing students to world cultures could revolutionize the way we think about each other. That revolution could eventually transform our leadership style at the national level, allowing us to...

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Mon Feb 05 06:46:01 EST 2018 Mon Feb 05 06:46:01 EST 2018

"How can I save the world?"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

What do you want most for yourself, for your family, for your community? What do you wish for the future of your country and for the world? And what can you do so that those wishes guide you in your daily life? In our Quote of the Week, Sargent Shriver asks us to focus on our "highest ideals...

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