Quote of the Week

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!

Apr 05

The Need for Peace Corps Today

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week is inspired by the initiatives that Peace Corps is currently undertaking in service of our current challenges.   When Sargent Shriver spoke these words during his Remarks at the Peace Corps 35th Anniversary, the world was a  different place than it was when he...

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Apr 05

"Justice Now"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us that to truly achieve justice, we must proactively address the limitations in our systems that prevent people from living a peaceful, healthy, sustainable life.Speaking about the Legal Services program to the Illinois State Bar Association in 1966, Sargent Shriver...

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Mar 29

We Must Transcend

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week urges us to remember the one family to which we all belong -- the human family. As millions of us mark Passover and Easter this week, let us reflect on the spiritual beliefs that these holy days symbolize: love, gratitude, and renewal. And let us find ways to strengthen...

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Mar 22

Achieving Unity

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week invites us to address a central obstacle to our achievement of unity: the violence that too many of us experience in our society. From the escalation in physical violence towards our Asian American friends to the the disregard shown by too many of us towards the persistence...

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Mar 01

For the 60th Anniversary of Peace Corps, A Call to Peace and Service

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week highlights the values on which Peace Corps was founded when it was first established 60 years ago today. They are also the values on which Peace Corps can rebuild as we make our way through this extraordinary moment in world history.Today we mark the anniversary of the day...

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Feb 22

For Black History Month, Some Words about Racism from Shriver and King

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quotes of the Week stand together as a stark reminder: that racism causes us to exploit and harm Black Americans first and foremost, but that ultimately, it damages all of us, and particularly those who are struggling economically.In honor of Black History Month, we wanted to pair a quote by...

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Feb 12

"Leadership in America ..."

Our Quote of the Week for Presidents Day invites us to reflect on the nature of leadership. It reminds us of two things: that there is a need to bring forth new and diverse voices and approaches to leadership; and that within our system, winning an election and governing effectively require...

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Feb 08

Turning to Love

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week asks us to consider love as a power. As we approach Valentine's Day 2021, let us move beyond the superficial trappings of love to establish a deeper connection with those around us, by showing empathy and serving our communities.In his electric and free-wheeling 1967 ...

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