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Break Your Mirrors

The Sargent Shriver Peace Institute inspires people to live and work as Sargent Shriver did. We invite our community to answer Sarge's call to "break your mirrors."

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A Saint for Our Times

In an America magazine article from November 2013, John Carr referred to Sarge as "a saint for our times". However you define him, one thing is clear: Sarge was a person of deep spirituality.

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Sarge's Legacy

Sarge was catapulted onto the national and then the international stage when President Kennedy asked him to create the Peace Corps. Today, the Peace Corps continues to change the lives of people in communities around the world, and also transforms the American volunteers who serve in it.

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Sarge's Work

Serving others was of vital importance to Sarge. He strove to empower others and to support them on their own terms.

Learn More About Sarge's Concept of Service
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Inspiring Action

Like other leaders of his generation, Sarge's words inspired people to action and called for peace. 

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Turning Lofty Goals into Reality

On Feb. 1, 1964, Lyndon Johnson asked Sarge to lead the War on Poverty. Having already made President Kennedy's vision of a Peace Corps a reality, Sarge now tackled this new challenge with energy and determination.

Hear Sarge and LBJ's Momentous Conversation
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He really was joyful. He’d get fired up every day and was ready to take on the day, whatever it was.

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Jan 12

2014/15 Shriver Program Undergraduate Fellows Announced

by University of Chicago Institute of Politics

CHICAGO – The University of Chicago Institute of Politics today announced the 14 Fellows selected for the Sargent Shriver Program for Leadership in Public Service, a new initiative for UChicago undergraduates to gain practical training in public service leadership. The inaugural Shriver...

Oct 06

Classic Sarge

by Jamie Price

Earlier this morning I was reading, A More Beautiful Question: The Spiritual in Poetry and Art, a book by my friend, Glenn Hughes, and the chapter on “Art and Spiritual Growth”  made me think of Sargent Shriver. I think about Sarge often, of course, and like the rest of his friends and...

Sep 19

The Sargent Shriver Program for Leadership in Public Service

by University of Chicago Institute of Politics

CHICAGO – The University of Chicago Institute of Politics today announced the Sargent Shriver Program for Leadership in Public Service, a new initiative to engage a select group of third-year UChicago undergraduates in a yearlong program of practical training in public service leadership....

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AMERICAN IDEALIST

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.

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SARGE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SARGENT SHRIVER

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.

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A GOOD MAN

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.

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