Peacebuilding

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!

Nov 22

For Thanksgiving: A Reflection on Prosperity

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week links economic prosperity and justice, making the case that we require both in order to build  sustained peace. As we mark Thanksgiving in the United States this week, let us reflect on how we can bring about the changes necessary for a more prosperous, just society for...

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Sep 13

September 11 and the "Third Goal" of Peace Corps

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week invites us to remember the third of the "Three Goals" of Peace Corps, and inspires us to work towards a more unified, peaceful world.At the age of 87, Sargent Shriver appeared at the 2002 National Peace Corps Association Conference, where he spoke these words....

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Aug 16

How do we define peace?

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week asks us to reflect on our fundamental definition of "peace", reminding us that "peace is more than the absence of war". In order to create a peaceful society, we must favor diplomacy over power, and we must remember that our ultimate goal in times of...

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Aug 02

Navigating the "complex world we live in today"

Our Quote of the Week shines a light on the imbalances that exist in economic development and resources in our society. With technology advancing more and more rapidly, and without intentional efforts to invest in underserved communities, these imbalances will lead to greater and greater levels...

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Jul 26

"Our Dependence upon a Bounded and Wounded Earth"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us of the responsibility we all have in protecting the Earth. And by highlighting a need for a common effort, the quote underlines our connection to each other, as well.In 1975, Sargent Shriver gave this address, Toward an International Ethic of Science, at a...

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Jun 28

A Call to Peace

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week invites us to commit to building peace. It reminds us that service is central to peacebuilding, and emphasizes that a movement towards world peace begins in our own communities.Sargent Shriver made this call to peace in his 2002 Speech at the National Peace Corps...

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May 31

What Our Fallen Soldiers Taught Us

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week marks Memorial Day with a tribute to fallen soldiers and a reminder that we must work together to build a more peaceful world.Speaking at a memorial service at Verdun1, France in 1968, Sargent Shriver reflected on the incalculable losses of war. During the speech, Sargent...

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May 17

What Can Change the World Today?

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week makes a simple but profound declaration that the main weapons wielded by the powerful  -- money and violence -- will ultimately not effect meaningful, social change. It is only by implementing bold, human-centered ideas that we can truly make a difference for the...

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