Justice

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!

Aug 16

How do we define peace?

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week asks us to reflect on our fundamental definition of "peace", reminding us that "peace is more than the absence of war". In order to create a peaceful society, we must favor diplomacy over power, and we must remember that our ultimate goal in times of...

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Jul 05

Independence Day: The Struggle for Freedom Continues

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us that we cannot celebrate a true "independence day" in the United States until all people can enjoy liberty and self-determination. Independence was not fully achieved on July 4, 1776, and many are still struggling to achieve it 52 years later.Sargent...

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May 17

What Can Change the World Today?

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week makes a simple but profound declaration that the main weapons wielded by the powerful  -- money and violence -- will ultimately not effect meaningful, social change. It is only by implementing bold, human-centered ideas that we can truly make a difference for the...

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Apr 05

"Justice Now"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us that to truly achieve justice, we must proactively address the limitations in our systems that prevent people from living a peaceful, healthy, sustainable life.Speaking about the Legal Services program to the Illinois State Bar Association in 1966, Sargent Shriver...

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Dec 14

Justice = Safety

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us that ensuring people's physical safety is an important component of justice in a stable and caring society.In 1974, Sargent Shriver gave a speech at Wake Forest University on the topic of "The Injustice of Justice in America". An attorney by profession,...

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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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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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