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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!

Mar 29

American Medicine

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us of a basic but critical pitfall of American health care: that it is unaffordable for millions of people and exacerbates poverty in the United States.This week's quote is from Sargent Shriver's 1974 Address Evaluating the War on Poverty to the American Public...

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Mar 22

The Peace Corps and Democracy

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week marks the 61st anniversary of Sargent Shriver's appointment to the post of Director of the Peace Corps. The connections that Sargent Shriver makes between the Peace Corps and democracy are important to remember today.This week, our quote comes from Sargent...

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Mar 15

How Do We Wage Peace?

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week, during a moment when Russia's attack on Ukraine is escalating, is a much-needed call to peace.Sargent Shriver's 1985 Address Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Peace Corps is one of several speeches from Shriver's later years that shows his continued support...

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Mar 08

For International Women's Day: Shriver on Gender Equality

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week acknowledges key ways in which lack of representation in the workplace results in economic inequality and injustice. As we embrace the theme of International Women’s Day 2022, #BreakTheBias, we recognize that expanding the representation of women in all of our public...

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Feb 28

Pursuing "the interests which unite us"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week comes from an address that Sargent Shriver gave to an audience of scientists in Novosibirsk, Russia in 1975. Although delivered during a very different time in our history, his diplomatic appeal about powerful nations who have the potential to either destroy humanity or to...

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Feb 22

The Legacy of John Lewis

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week pays tribute to Congressman John Lewis (February 21, 1940-July 17, 2020), who was born 82 years ago this week. As we enter the final week of Black History Month, we remember Lewis for his unflinching courage in supporting justice for all.On April 27, 2001, the Shriver...

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Feb 15

Love Can Change the World

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week defines love in a quintessentially Shriveresque way: as an action expressed through service, and also as a power that can transform us. Although Valentine's Day may have come and gone, Shriver's message of love is enduring and essential in the creation of a more peaceful and...

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Feb 07

For Black History Month: Remembering Jean Cahn

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week acknowledges the role of African American attorney and activist Jean Camper Cahn in the creation of Legal Services, the War on Poverty program created to provide legal protection for Americans living in poverty. During Black History Month, we celebrate Cahn for her efforts...

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