War on Poverty

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 Jun 26 16:06:37 EDT 2017 Mon Jun 26 16:06:37 EDT 2017

The Importance of Health

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Throughout his career, Sargent Shriver spoke many times about the fundamental importance of good health, and about society's responsibility to provide health care to our citizens. Our Quote of the Week is from Sargent Shriver's Speech at the Dedication Ceremony of the South Central Multi-Purpose...

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Wed Jun 21 07:21:44 EDT 2017 Wed Jun 21 07:21:44 EDT 2017

Addressing Poverty through Opportunity--Community Action Agencies

by Jill C. Dagilis

What is your understanding of poverty? By definition it is the state of not having enough money to take care of basic needs such as food, clothing, and housing; I would add heat, medicine, childcare and healthcare to the list. It is a deficiency or lack of something. This lack is compounded...

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Mon Jun 12 12:08:16 EDT 2017 Mon Jun 12 12:08:16 EDT 2017

Working Together for the Common Good

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week is from Sargent Shriver's 2002 Speech at Washington and Lee University, a speech we return to often for its ability to inspire. This particular quote highlights two important notions for Sargent Shriver: that we are all connected, and that we can work together to improve...

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Mon Jun 05 10:58:10 EDT 2017 Mon Jun 05 10:58:10 EDT 2017

Unity of Purpose, and Justice

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week is from Sargent Shriver's 1968 Winter Convocation Address at Wilberforce University. Like many of Sargent Shriver's speeches, it is reflective of the time in which it was given, and yet transcends the era, providing insights that are relevant for us today in 2017....

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