Sargent Shriver approached all of his work, whether in education, civil rights, diplomacy, poverty, or justice, as acts of peacebuilding. This week we’re sharing a simple message from Sarge about building peace. We hope that all of you who are seeing it will take it to heart and pass it along.
Our news headlines remind us every day that in the US and around the world, people are suffering from senseless acts of violence. Whatever our skills, whatever our influence, we each can work to make the world a little more peaceful. Let us connect with those around us, at home, at work, and in our communities, to ensure that we are all seen and heard. Let us strive for forgiveness, let us work to alleviate the suffering of others, let us fight for justice, dignity, and opportunity for those less privileged than we are. Let us work together to bring about sustained peace.
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