Service

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 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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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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Mar 01

For the 60th Anniversary of Peace Corps, A Call to Peace and Service

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week highlights the values on which Peace Corps was founded when it was first established 60 years ago today. They are also the values on which Peace Corps can rebuild as we make our way through this extraordinary moment in world history.Today we mark the anniversary of the day...

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Feb 08

Turning to Love

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week asks us to consider love as a power. As we approach Valentine's Day 2021, let us move beyond the superficial trappings of love to establish a deeper connection with those around us, by showing empathy and serving our communities.In his electric and free-wheeling 1967 ...

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Dec 07

Creating "an America of the Heart"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week is an invitation for all of us to join in creating what Sargent Shriver calls an "America of the heart," a place in which humanity is nurtured, and the systemic causes of racism, poverty, and injustice are eradicated.In his 1964 Providence College Commencement,...

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Apr 27

The "You" Decade

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week is a call to service that feels timely as we continue to deal with the health and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and as we await to see what's in store for the future of the Peace Corps.Sargent Shriver spoke these words at the University of Michigan, in the same...

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Mar 30

"The World is One Lifeboat ..."

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week encapsulates Sargent Shriver's view of humanity in a simple but poetic way. The coronavirus pandemic is making more evident a basic truth about humanity of which Sargent Shriver often reminded us: that we are all connected, and if some of us are struggling, that struggle...

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