Service

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!

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 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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Dec 07

Creating "an America of the Heart"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week is an invitation for all of us to join in creating what Sargent Shriver calls an "America of the heart," a place in which humanity is nurtured, and the systemic causes of racism, poverty, and injustice are eradicated.In his 1964 Providence College Commencement,...

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Apr 27

The "You" Decade

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week is a call to service that feels timely as we continue to deal with the health and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and as we await to see what's in store for the future of the Peace Corps.Sargent Shriver spoke these words at the University of Michigan, in the same...

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Mar 30

"The World is One Lifeboat ..."

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week encapsulates Sargent Shriver's view of humanity in a simple but poetic way. The coronavirus pandemic is making more evident a basic truth about humanity of which Sargent Shriver often reminded us: that we are all connected, and if some of us are struggling, that struggle...

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Mar 23

A Poignant Anniversary for the Peace Corps

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week marks the 59th anniversary of Sargent Shriver's appointment as the first Director of the Peace Corps. As with many of our institutions, today the Peace Corps faces an unprecedented situation, that of recalling all of its current volunteers from abroad because of the risks...

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Dec 23

For the Holiday Season: a Call to Peace and Service

Our Quote of the Week is a challenge to all of us to build a more peaceful world. As Sargent Shriver points out, one of the key ways we can do that is to give of ourselves through service. As we make our way through the holiday season, we can think of no message that is more relevant and more...

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