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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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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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This is an election year, and it seems appropriate therefore to talk politics. But politics in its full sense goes far beyond primaries or even general elections. The root of the word politics is polis — the Greek word for the City, or City State. A politician in ancient times was supposed to serve the City ... That is the kind of politics we need now — the politics of service.


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Oct 04

Butter or Guns?

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week recalls the “butter or guns” debate, which refers to the federal government’s weighing of options between funding social programs (“butter”) or military spending (“guns”). Sargent Shriver suggests that choosing “guns” over “butter” can in and of itself result in violence, as...

Sep 27

Maintaining Civil and Human Rights

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week asks us to protect and preserve civil and human rights by developing an ethical and moral understanding of humanity. It is only when we truly respect and appreciate the vulnerabilities and needs of human beings–for dignity, for justice, for peace–that we can work to uphold...

Sep 20

"Make the World Safe for Democracy"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week is a reminder of the Peace Corps’ connection to protecting democracy. As we mark the 61st anniversary of the creation of the Peace Corps this week, we’re thinking about how we can protect democracy at home and around the world in 2022.Sargent Shriver spoke these words at the...

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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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