Quote of the Week

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 Sep 17 06:00:00 EDT 2018 Mon Sep 17 06:00:00 EDT 2018

"No Such Thing As A 'Women's Issue'"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week makes the point that "women's issues" should not be labeled as such because they impact all of us. It is a point that reminds us of Sargent Shriver's deep belief that we are all interconnected and that we must all have the opportunity to realize our full potential,...

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Mon Sep 10 06:00:00 EDT 2018 Mon Sep 10 06:00:00 EDT 2018

Democracy and Local Government

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week shows Sargent Shriver's awareness of the diversity of the communities that make up the United States, and his profound belief in the right to self-determination.In a speech given during his tenure as Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity (the administrative office...

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Mon Sep 03 06:00:00 EDT 2018 Mon Sep 03 06:00:00 EDT 2018

The Voice of Labor

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week celebrates Labor Day with a call to the humanizing of American life. With this call, Sargent Shriver recognizes the importance of work in our culture, and, given this importance, he emphasizes the need for work to be satisfying, reasonable, and equitable.In a  speech...

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Mon Aug 27 07:12:00 EDT 2018 Mon Aug 27 07:12:00 EDT 2018

"The Only Genuine Elite"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reveals some fundamental values of Sargent Shriver's that we must continue to uphold today: that segregating human beings by race, class, religion, or other identity-based characteristics is dangerous and unjust; and that service to others is a precious and valuable human...

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Mon Aug 20 11:41:04 EDT 2018 Mon Aug 20 11:41:04 EDT 2018

Opening Opportunity to All

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

On August 20, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law a bill to create the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO). Sargent Shriver led the office, fulfilling Johnson's pledge to wage a so-called "War on Poverty". Our Quote of the Week, taken from Sarge's 1964  Address...

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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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