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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!

Tue Feb 20 13:29:37 EST 2018 Tue Feb 20 13:29:37 EST 2018

Confronting Our Impulse Toward Violence

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

We chose our Quote of the Week because we were looking to Sargent Shriver for insights about the violence we inflict on each other in this country. The senseless violence of mass shootings; the violent killings of unarmed citizens, and particularly of young, black men at the hands of police...

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Mon Feb 12 10:27:33 EST 2018 Mon Feb 12 10:27:33 EST 2018

Leading with Love

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Speaking about education at Northwestern University in Chicago, Sargent Shriver made the point that introducing students to world cultures could revolutionize the way we think about each other. That revolution could eventually transform our leadership style at the national level, allowing us to...

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Mon Feb 05 06:46:01 EST 2018 Mon Feb 05 06:46:01 EST 2018

"How can I save the world?"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

What do you want most for yourself, for your family, for your community? What do you wish for the future of your country and for the world? And what can you do so that those wishes guide you in your daily life? In our Quote of the Week, Sargent Shriver asks us to focus on our "highest ideals...

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Mon Jan 29 15:05:46 EST 2018 Mon Jan 29 15:05:46 EST 2018

What Politics Should Be

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Sargent Shriver spoke these words as the Watergate investigation was intensifying. We believe they describe not just what politics "should" be, but indeed, what they still can be. His words can guide not only our political leaders, but all of us as citizens. If we each take...

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Mon Jan 22 11:17:26 EST 2018 Mon Jan 22 11:17:26 EST 2018

Changing Government

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week highlights the idea that a political system can withstand internal conflicts and challenges from many sides, but it cannot withstand the union of people coming together to stand up for fundamental human rights. Speaking these words to an audience of trial attorneys in 1971,...

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Mon Jan 15 11:48:10 EST 2018 Mon Jan 15 11:48:10 EST 2018

Creating "an America Free of Racism, Hunger, and Despair"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

This week we mark two notable anniversaries. Today we remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on what would have been his 89th birthday. And on Thursday we mark the loss of Sargent Shriver, who passed away on January 18, 2011. Both worked tirelessly to achieve justice and equality for all Americans....

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Mon Jan 08 12:45:22 EST 2018 Mon Jan 08 12:45:22 EST 2018

Alleviating Poverty

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

On this day in 1964, President Lyndon Johnson declared an "unconditional war on poverty" in his first State of the Union address. In this week's quote, Sargent Shriver brings us a very important message from that era, which is that the United States has the means to tackle poverty....

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Mon Jan 01 05:21:00 EST 2018 Mon Jan 01 05:21:00 EST 2018

A Transformation of Consciousness

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Happy new year, friends! Today's quote is fitting as we move into 2018. Sargent Shriver spoke these words during his Address at the Women's Leadership Conference Luncheon. The year was 1975, and he was campaigning to be the Democratic presidential candidate. Sarge's focus in the speech is on...

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