Spirituality

Our blog is the place 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 Sarge? Has his work influenced you? Share your story with us by emailing it to info@sargentshriver.org. Maybe we'll post it here!

Nov 25

A Thanksgiving Prayer

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Thanksgiving Quote of the Week expresses gratitude in a characteristically Shriveresque way. Sargent Shriver recited this prayer at a meeting of the Special Olympics International Board of Directors. He was Chair of the Board of Special Olympics at the time. A deeply devout person whose...

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Jun 13

"The Most Important Political Problem"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week makes a prescient observation about the priorities for preserving the well being of humanity in the 21st century. Although he does not use the word, Sargent Shriver's focus here is something that many of us are talking about and working on today: sustainability.In the 1970s,...

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Mar 18

How Can We Live Together in Peace?

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week lays out a key component for building a more peaceful future for all of us -- fostering a true appreciation of the world's major cultures. Sargent Shriver's message of understanding and connection has a marked urgency today: all over the world, we see fear and ignorance of...

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Feb 25

"The Essence of Love"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week is a deeply spiritual, deeply human expression of love. It highlights one of the values that defined Sargent Shriver. His love of people and the importance that he placed on being able to empathize with another person's circumstances were defining characteristics that...

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Jun 04

Transcending What We Are and Where We Are From

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week comes from a speech that Sargent Shriver made in celebration of cultural pride -- Irish pride, to be exact -- the Address to the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Celebrating the history and heritage of our cultural identity is understandable and can be meaningful...

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