Civil Rights at a Crossroads: Igniting Activism for Racial and Economic Justice

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Introducing our new event series with the Shriver Center on Poverty Law, Civil Rights at a Crossroads: Igniting Activism for Racial and Economic Justice

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Spiritualizing Politics without Politicizing Religion

How can we bridge the forces that increasingly divide us?  In Spiritualizing Politics without Politicizing Religion, James R. Price and Kenneth R. Melchin argue that the answer lies in re-infusing our civic life with deeper spiritual values.

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Peace Corps

Sargent Shriver was the person President Kennedy turned to to make his grand vision of the Peace Corps a reality.

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Shriver Meets with LBJ

War on Poverty

Lyndon Johnson asked Sargent Shriver to lead the War on Poverty. Sarge created a series of programs that continue to serve Americans today.

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Shriver and Young Men

Poverty Law

At attorney by trade, Sargent Shriver made legal services a priority in his work. He created and inspired programs to aid those with few legal resources gain justice.

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Civil Rights

Sargent Shriver believed that all men and women are created equal. He therefore fought for civil rights throughout his career.

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Jan 25

How Violence Tests Our Unity

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week invites us to address a central obstacle to our achievement of unity: the violence that too many of us experience in our society. From the many ways that gun violence traumatizes our communities to the more passive manifestations of violence that eat away at the fabric of...

Jan 18

"If you want to change the world, start small"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week guides us towards the loftiest of goals, that of changing the world. It reminds us that ambitious change can start immediately, so long as we begin with one small, concrete step.In 1965, Sargent Shriver gave this address to the graduating students at St. John’s University in...

Dec 20

Love as a Power

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week asks us to consider love as a power. As we make our way through the holiday season, we summon the power of love to guide us in our private lives as well as in our public actions as citizens.In his electric and free-wheeling 1967 Address at the University of California,...

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In this intimate portrait of an extraordinary father-son relationship, Mark K. Shriver discovers the moral principles that guided his legendary father, and applies them to his own life.

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This exhaustively researched, authorized biography depicts Shriver’s connection to the historical events of the 20th century—the Great Depression, World War II, JFK’s assassination, the Cold War, and more. Sarge gives us a complete account of Shriver’s life, as well as thoughtful commentary on the Kennedy family, the Peace Corps, and US and world history.

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Spiritualizing Politics without Politicizing Religion: The Example of Sargent Shriver

The clash of religion and politics has been a persistent source of polarization in North America. In order to think wisely and constructively about the spiritual dimension of our political life, there is need for an approach that can both maintain the diversity of belief and foster values founded on the principles of religion.

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