The cause of peace, seeking peace, is more important than any other challenge facing our country, including the military challenge. We have showered money on the Pentagon to strengthen our capacity to wage war. We have exponentially increased our power to kill. We must now increase our capacities — moral, intellectual, and political — to wage peace.
Our Quote of the Week marks the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Peace Corps Act into law. On September 22, 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed the legislation for the Peace Corps into law. He had officially launched the program on March 1 of that year when he signed an Executive Order...
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....
In a speech given 49 years ago this week, Sargent Shriver addressed American workers and articulated all of the issues facing labor that he saw at the time. This is one in a of a series of speeches that Shriver made on the campaign trail in 1972, when he ran for Vice President on the...
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Peace Corps, VISTA, Community Action, Head Start, Legal Services for the Poor, Youth Corps, Job Corps, ... Sargent Shriver invented a string of social initiatives that shaped an era and dared millions of young Americans to live out their ideals.Details & Buy
This exhaustively researched, authorized biography depicts Shriver’s connection to the historical events of the 20th century—the Great Depression, World War II, JFK’s assassination, the Cold War, and more. Sarge gives us a complete account of Shriver’s life, as well as thoughtful commentary on the Kennedy family, the Peace Corps, and US and world history.Details & Buy
In this intimate portrait of an extraordinary father-son relationship, Mark K. Shriver discovers the moral principles that guided his legendary father, and applies them to his own life.Details & Buy