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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!

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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Nov 15

The Importance of Human-centric Diplomacy

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week exemplifies the kind of diplomacy that Sargent Shriver conducted throughout his career. Underlining issues of human rights and injustice that affect all too many people around the world, and making a dynamic call to action to those "who are gathered", Shriver...

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Nov 08

Remembering Sargent Shriver on his 106th Birthday

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week calls to mind some of the characteristics and abilities that made Sargent Shriver distinct as a servant leader: his human-centric spirituality, his ability to foster collaboration, and his willingness to solicit, devise, and implement innovative solutions to society's most...

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Nov 01

Overcoming "the Problems of Human Poverty and Misery" through Collaboration

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us of the importance of collaboration when tackling the biggest challenges we face as a human family. The quote feels particularly poignant as we watch world leaders converge on Glasgow, Scotland for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26)...

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Oct 20

The Cost of Racism

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week comes from 1956, just two years after the Supreme Court decision on Brown vs. Board of Education. There have been several landmark civil rights victories since the Brown vs. Board decision made unconstitutional the separation of children in schools on the basis of race....

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Oct 18

Being Sensitive "to the Human Problems the Poor Confront Every Day"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week marks the 57th anniversary of the beginning of Sargent Shriver's tenure as Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO), the agency created to wage the War on Poverty. President Lyndon Johnson swore in Sargent Shriver as Director of the OEO on October...

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Oct 11

For Indigenous Peoples Day: A Program for Charting One's Own Course

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us of the importance of fostering the empowerment and self-determination of the many communities of Indigenous peoples of the lands on which we live. In 1965, Sargent Shriver gave an address at the National Conference of American Indians in Scottsdale,...

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Oct 04

"You are called to be peacemakers"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week calls on each and every one of us to bring peace into our own environments. It reminds us that if we wish to have a more peaceful world, we must each take responsibility to achieve it.At the age of 88, Sargent Shriver received an honorary degree from the University of...

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