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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 Nov 20 11:55:48 EST 2017 Mon Nov 20 11:55:48 EST 2017

What Are We Going To Do About Poverty?

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

This past Sunday, countries around the world marked the first World Day of the Poor, an event instituted by Pope Francis earlier this year. This got us thinking: as we approach Thanksgiving and reflect with gratitude on all that we have, we believe it's important to renew our commitment to the...

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Mon Nov 13 12:59:43 EST 2017 Mon Nov 13 12:59:43 EST 2017

Global Citizenship

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

What does it mean to be a global citizen? Sargent Shriver can help us answer this question. Sarge loved America and defended the principles on which the country was founded. At the same time, he embraced his connection to all of humanity. His respect for all people, his desire that all should be...

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Mon Nov 06 10:04:25 EST 2017 Mon Nov 06 10:04:25 EST 2017

Peace Needs You

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Sargent Shriver approached all of his work, whether in education, civil rights, diplomacy, poverty, or justice, as acts of peacebuilding. This week we’re sharing a simple message from Sarge about building peace. We hope that all of you who are seeing it will take it to heart and pass it along....

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Mon Oct 30 12:32:54 EDT 2017 Mon Oct 30 12:32:54 EDT 2017

Regaining "the Leadership of Our Own Revolution"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

We've been looking through Sargent Shriver's statements about leadership today. Sarge believed that leadership was strongly connected to service. It's not a coincidence that he often spoke about leadership in relation to the Peace Corps, as he did in this week's speech, the Address Before the...

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Mon Oct 23 15:13:21 EDT 2017 Mon Oct 23 15:13:21 EDT 2017

"A Women's Issue"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

In a 1975 speech that could be considered forward-thinking even by today's standards, Sargent Shriver emphasized that the roles we cling to for women and men ultimately limit all of us as human beings. While speaking at the Women's Leadership Conference Luncheon during his run for President in...

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Mon Oct 16 12:51:37 EDT 2017 Mon Oct 16 12:51:37 EDT 2017

Marking A War on Poverty Anniversary

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

On October 16, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson swore in Sargent Shriver as the first Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO). In his address that day, President Johnson noted that the goal of the War on Poverty--the motivation for the creation of the OEO--was "to increase...

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Mon Oct 09 12:16:12 EDT 2017 Mon Oct 09 12:16:12 EDT 2017

Getting Back to Basics in the Nuclear Age

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

In the 1970s and 1980s, Sargent Shriver was actively engaged in de-escalating the threat posed by the nuclear arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union. He was therefore well-versed in peacebuilding in the nuclear age. The principles that Sarge focused on in these years were much...

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Mon Oct 02 11:47:21 EDT 2017 Mon Oct 02 11:47:21 EDT 2017

Peace for the Long Term

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

This morning we woke up as many of you did to the devastating news about the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is always difficult to know what to say in the face of senseless violence. We turn, therefore, to a very simple reminder of Sargent Shriver's: that each of us has a role in creating...

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