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We started the blog to share stories about Sargent Shriver's work, our work, and updates from our community. As our society continues to struggle with some of the same issues that Sargent Shriver focused on -- poverty, racism, inequality, war -- we believe it's important to share our stories with each other. Do you have a story to share about Sarge? Has his work influenced you? Share your story with us by emailing it to info@sargentshriver.org. Maybe we'll post it here!

Mon Jun 18 12:12:40 EDT 2018 Mon Jun 18 12:12:40 EDT 2018

When There's No Justice ...

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week brings into focus the root cause of our most critical challenges -- lack of justice. These words come from Sargent Shriver's 1971 Address to the Tampa Bar Association. Like many of his speeches to his peers, this speech emphasizes that using the law as a tool, we have...

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Mon Jun 11 08:32:00 EDT 2018 Mon Jun 11 08:32:00 EDT 2018

The Greatness of Our Spirit

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

We take our Quote of the Week from the St. Louis University Commencement Speech that Sargent Shriver gave in 1962. Speaking about the network of "statesmen and scholars" that the Peace Corps was creating, Sargent Shriver spoke about the responsibilities and opportunities that a world...

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Mon Jun 04 12:10:57 EDT 2018 Mon Jun 04 12:10:57 EDT 2018

Transcending What We Are and Where We Are From

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week comes from a speech that Sargent Shriver made in celebration of cultural pride -- Irish pride, to be exact -- the Address to the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Celebrating the history and heritage of our cultural identity is understandable and can be meaningful...

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Mon May 28 11:17:22 EDT 2018 Mon May 28 11:17:22 EDT 2018

Honoring Our Fallen Soldiers

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

How do we honor those we have lost in war? For our Quote of the Week, we draw on some words that Sargent Shriver spoke on Memorial Day 50 years ago, as he reflected on what we could do to acknowledge the sacrifice of those we have lost. By creating a more inclusive society, where all could have...

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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.

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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...

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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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Mon Apr 30 11:09:13 EDT 2018 Mon Apr 30 11:09:13 EDT 2018

On Justice

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our choice for Quote of the Week was inspired by the recent opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. A memorial dedicated to the legacy of black lynchings, terror, and discrimination in the United States, it forces us to remember the importance of justice and...

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