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On February 1, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson tapped Sargent Shriver to design and lead the United States in an “unconditional war on poverty.” If you were faced with this towering challenge, what would you do? Explore what Sarge said and did, and the values that guided the decisions he made.Read More About the War on Poverty
“I can think of no American alive today who has touched more lives for the better than Sargent Shriver. Reel off the names of the organizations he inspired, led, or created and you have a sense of his multiplying legacy.” Bill Moyers, 2004.Sarge's Legacy
Sargent Shriver’s historical legacy combines a spiritually grounded idealism with deft political realism and a gift for public administration and social innovation that is alive today. Explore the methodological keys to Shriver’s pursuit of human development, dignity, and peace.Sarge's Method
The efforts of the SSPI are dedicated to commemorating Sarge’s legacy, as well as to creatively applying the principles that guided Shriver’s work (empathy, respect, service, sacrifice and humility) to contemporary peacebuilding endeavors.About SSPI
The fact is that compassion and service can dissolve obstacles of race or belief anywhere in the world. People are hungry for contact, for fellowship, for the breaking down of barriers.
Maria Shriver is launching a new U.S. volunteer initiative called the Shriver Corps, named in part to honor the legacy of her late father, Sargent Shriver, who founded the Peace Corps. The Shriver Corps will train volunteers to help poor Americans connect with programs they're entitled to but...
Partisan political wrangling significantly constrains and distorts the search for solutions and effective methods to combat America’s growing rates of poverty and income inequality. The only consensus seems to be a tacit agreement to ignore or dismiss the solutions and methods that America...
Today is the feast of All Saints. I have to say I relate more to All Souls Day when we pray for those in purgatory. I’ve always counted on purgatory… and liked the idea that difficult times here on earth could count as “time off” purgatory. I figure some of my time working for the bishops’...
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
This exhaustively researched, authorized biography depicts Shriver’s connection to the historical events of the last century—the Great Depression, World War II, JFK’s assassination, the Cold War, and many more. Sarge gives us a complete account of Shriver’s life, as well as thoughtful commentary on the Kennedy family, the Peace Corps, and United States and world history.Details & Buy
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