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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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Sargent Shriver Celebrates With Special Olympics Athletes
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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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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Through technology, system, intelligence, reason directed towards a goal, we can touch the stars. Through passion, creativity, love and communion, we can renew the earth.


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Mon May 21 11:16:23 EDT 2018 Mon May 21 11:16:23 EDT 2018

Touch the Stars, Renew the Earth

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

In our Quote of the Week, Sargent Shriver reminds us of the power that human beings can have when they are freed from constraints and can fully engage with our two basic impulses: one rational and scientific, one creative and intuitive. We can push beyond our perceived limits into new frontiers, and we can also heal and renew that which needs mending.

Mon May 14 12:02:57 EDT 2018 Mon May 14 12:02:57 EDT 2018

Living Together in Peace

Sargent Shriver spoke these words 60 years ago in a speech that emphasizes the importance of modernizing education. Even in 1958, Sarge recognized that while the global population was growing, technology was making the world a smaller place. In order for us to be able to resolve our differences...

Mon May 07 12:49:26 EDT 2018 Mon May 07 12:49:26 EDT 2018

Change "Comes From Us"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

In our Quote of the Week, Sargent Shriver reminds us that we all have the ability to create positive change. In a short but powerful speech given at the University of Hartford, Sarge reminds us that "real personal and professional success is measured by whether you have improved your...

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