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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!

Oct 18

Being Sensitive "to the Human Problems the Poor Confront Every Day"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week marks the 57th anniversary of the beginning of Sargent Shriver's tenure as Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO), the agency created to wage the War on Poverty. President Lyndon Johnson swore in Sargent Shriver as Director of the OEO on October...

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Oct 11

For Indigenous Peoples Day: A Program for Charting One's Own Course

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us of the importance of fostering the empowerment and self-determination of the many communities of Indigenous peoples of the lands on which we live. In 1965, Sargent Shriver gave an address at the National Conference of American Indians in Scottsdale,...

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Oct 04

"You are called to be peacemakers"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week calls on each and every one of us to bring peace into our own environments. It reminds us that if we wish to have a more peaceful world, we must each take responsibility to achieve it.At the age of 88, Sargent Shriver received an honorary degree from the University of...

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Sep 27

The "Politician's Job" and the "Common Good"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week shows the importance of public service. Through Sargent Shriver's words, we understand the high stakes of holding public office and the influence of political decisions on our everyday lives. Sixty-five years ago, Sargent Shriver spoke about government to a young audience in...

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Sep 20

Wage Peace

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week marks the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Peace Corps Act into law. On September 22, 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed the legislation for the Peace Corps into law. He had officially launched the program on March 1 of that year when he signed an Executive Order...

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Sep 13

September 11 and the "Third Goal" of Peace Corps

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week invites us to remember the third of the "Three Goals" of Peace Corps, and inspires us to work towards a more unified, peaceful world.At the age of 87, Sargent Shriver appeared at the 2002 National Peace Corps Association Conference, where he spoke these words....

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Sep 02

"The cause of labor is the cause of all America ..."

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

In a  speech given 49 years ago this week, Sargent Shriver addressed American workers and articulated all of the issues facing labor that he saw at the time. This is one in a of a series of speeches that Shriver made on the campaign trail in 1972, when he ran for Vice President on the...

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Aug 30

Reflecting on Civil Rights and Human Rights, 58 Years after the March on Washington

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week was chosen in celebration of the 58th anniversary of the March on Washington (August 28, 1963), in which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I have a dream" speech. It reminds us that if the United States is to have any kind of international authority in...

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