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On our blog, we share our Quote of the Week as well as other insights about our work and about 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 Sargent Shriver or about one of the issues he cared about? Share your story with us by emailing it to info@sargentshriver.org. Maybe we'll post it here!

May 24

Getting a Head Start

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us that Head Start, a War on Poverty-era  program that combines early childhood education, nutrition,  health, and social services programs for young children and their parents, continues to be an important community resource for interrupting...

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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...

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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,...

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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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May 03

Shriver Speaks about the Media

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week, given while Sargent Shriver was running for Vice President in 1972, spotlights an issue that continues to be of concern: that our media have a responsibility to adequately represent and report on people across our society. Given the media’s role in safeguarding our...

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Apr 26

Every Day is Earth Day

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week stresses the importance of collaboration in ensuring the protection of our environment—and warns of the risks of not acting together on this life-and-death issue. Earth Day 2022 may have come and gone, but the protection of our environment remains one of the most urgent...

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Apr 19

Remembering that "our community is the world"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us that we are all connected. When we fail to act with compassion, disregarding each other’s humanity, we can too easily put the life or welfare of our fellow human beings at risk.In 1966, Sargent Shriver spoke these words during his Address at the National...

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Apr 12

"How can all of us ... live together in peace?"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week lays out a key component for building a more peaceful future for all of us: fostering a true appreciation of the world's major cultures while respecting and celebrating one another’s humanity. Sargent Shriver's message of understanding and connection has a marked urgency...

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