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Break Your Mirrors

In a 1994 address at Yale, Sargent Shriver gave this call to action: "Break Your Mirrors!" What did he mean, and how can we heed his call?

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Sarge w/ JFK

Peace Corps

Sargent Shriver was the person President Kennedy turned to to make his grand vision of the Peace Corps a reality.

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Shriver Meets with LBJ

War on Poverty

Lyndon Johnson asked Sargent Shriver to lead the War on Poverty. Sarge created a series of programs that continue to serve Americans today.

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Sarge Reaching Out

Ambassador to France

In 1968, Sargent Shriver was appointed US Ambassador to France. 

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Sargent Shriver Celebrates With Special Olympics Athletes

Special Olympics

Eunice Shriver, Sarge's wife, created Special Olympics. Sarge played central roles in the organization throughout his life.

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Shriver and Young Men

Poverty Law

At attorney by trade, Sargent Shriver made legal services a priority in his work. He created and inspired programs to aid those with few legal resources gain justice.

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Overview

Civil Rights

Sargent Shriver believed that all men and women are created equal. He therefore fought for civil rights throughout his career.

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Without rights, human dignity is vulnerable to attack from both the organized powers of the state and the disorganized chaos into which human relationships deteriorate when the values of personhood no longer command our respect.

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Mon Dec 11 16:19:14 EST 2017 Mon Dec 11 16:19:14 EST 2017

On Human Rights

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

On December 10, the world celebrated Human Rights Day in observance of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We think this is the perfect occasion to remember Sargent Shriver's contributions in this area. We invite you to read Sarge's Speech at the University of Notre Dame...

Mon Nov 27 10:54:45 EST 2017 Mon Nov 27 10:54:45 EST 2017

Our Revolution

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week is from Sargent Shriver's first commencement address at the University of Notre Dame. Sarge spoke these words during the early days of the Peace Corps. His emphasis on the idea that human beings, no matter what their culture, religion, or geographic location, all want...

Mon Nov 20 11:55:48 EST 2017 Mon Nov 20 11:55:48 EST 2017

What Are We Going To Do About Poverty?

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

This past Sunday, countries around the world marked the first World Day of the Poor, an event instituted by Pope Francis earlier this year. This got us thinking: as we approach Thanksgiving and reflect with gratitude on all that we have, we believe it's important to renew our commitment to the...

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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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