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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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Sarge Reaching Out

Ambassador to France

In 1968, Sargent Shriver was appointed US Ambassador to France. 

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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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[S]eparation of Church and State does not mean the divorce of spiritual values from secular affairs. […] The great social questions -- war and peace, civil rights, education, the elimination of poverty at home and abroad -- are all, at bottom, moral questions. They reflect spiritual values.

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May 17

New Book Offers Road Map for Overcoming Political Polarization Using the Example of Peace Corps Founder Sargent Shriver

Media Contact:Lucy Di Rosa, Sargent Shriver Peace Institute lucydirosa@sargentshriver.org | +1-646-207-0319Spiritualizing Politics without Politicizing Religion: The Example of Sargent Shriver provides insights for overcoming political divisions in our society.NEW YORK – The...

May 17

Spiritualizing Politics without Politicizing Religion

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week conveys a principle that is central for understanding Sargent Shriver. It is also one that we must embrace as a people today, for we can only tackle political polarization and address our most challenging social issues if we infuse our political and cultural conversations,...

May 10

The Urgency of Community Action

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week underlines the urgency needed in liberating all human beings from the scourges of discrimination and poverty. With these words, Sargent Shriver highlights the direct role that Community Action, a program of the War on Poverty, could play in tackling poverty and...

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A GOOD MAN

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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SARGE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SARGENT SHRIVER

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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