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On our blog, we share our Quote of the Week as well as other insights about our work and about 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 Sargent Shriver or about one of the issues he cared about? Share your story with us by emailing it to info@sargentshriver.org. Maybe we'll post it here!

Nov 02

This "Restless Democracy of Ours" Is Rising Up

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week may be 55 years old, but it is perfectly suited to describe the moment in which we find ourselves as the US awaits the results of the 2020 Presidential election.This week's quote is from Sargent Shriver's 1965 University of South Carolina Commencement Address. Given while...

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Oct 26

A Message About Justice from the Campaign Trail

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week, from Sargent Shriver's 1972 Vice Presidential campaign, makes a statement about justice that continues to feel timely, and urgent, in 2020.In an explosive and sweeping campaign speech to Black broadcasters at the National Association of Radio and Television Announcers,...

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Oct 19

Health Care and Poverty

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week emphasizes the fundamental importance of making health care available for all of us, particularly for those dealing with poverty. Sargent Shriver’s words on this topic are particularly relevant as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic as well as with continued...

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Oct 12

Honoring Indigenous Peoples' Day

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week has been chosen in honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day. Acknowledging our country's history of violence and oppression towards our Native American siblings is an important step towards achieving equal justice and opportunity for them and for all of us.In 1965, Sargent Shriver...

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Oct 05

"Democracy and Local Government," AKA Community Action

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the week evokes Sargent Shriver's concept of "community action" and reminds us that we, the people, must act to organize and to shape our communities according to local needs. In 1966, Sargent Shriver spoke before the Association of Counties about the ways in...

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Sep 28

Creating a "Safe and Stable World"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week marks the 59th anniversary of the Peace Corps. On September 22, 1961, President Kennedy signed the Peace Corps Act into law. Between 1961 until this year's interruption of the program due to COVID-19, over 240,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in 142 countries....

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Sep 21

Envisioning Justice: A Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week was chosen in honor of the inimitable Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away due to complications from pancreatic cancer this past Friday, September 18th. She was 87 years old.Sargent Shriver spoke these words about justice while running for Vice President on the...

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Sep 14

No Peace Without Justice

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week highlights the indispensable role that justice has in establishing a peaceful society.Sargent Shriver spoke these words while he was candidate for Vice President in the 1972 US Presidential election. Running on the George McGovern ticket, he laid out a vision for a new...

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