Poverty

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 Nov 26 06:00:00 EST 2018 Mon Nov 26 06:00:00 EST 2018

Giving Young People a Head Start

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

With our Quote of the Week, we continue our series about poverty. This week, we focus on one of the pillars of the War on Poverty and one of the great engines and equalizers of our society: education. Sargent Shriver tackled his poverty work in the same way he tackled most things -- with...

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Mon Nov 19 06:00:00 EST 2018 Mon Nov 19 06:00:00 EST 2018

"Equality and Justice and Dignity"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week is the first in a series about poverty. As we prepare for Thanksgiving and think about the many things for which we are grateful, our thoughts also go to the millions of people who lack economic opportunity and who struggle without proper access to education, health care,...

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Mon Oct 01 06:47:00 EDT 2018 Mon Oct 01 06:47:00 EDT 2018

Sarge and the "Quest for World Prosperity"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week links three crucial concepts for Sargent Shriver: prosperity, justice, and peace. With his words, he reminds us that achieving a peaceful, prosperous society requires daily efforts in multiple areas. Those efforts will have great payoffs: "Prosperity, like justice,&...

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Mon Aug 20 11:41:04 EDT 2018 Mon Aug 20 11:41:04 EDT 2018

Opening Opportunity to All

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

On August 20, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law a bill to create the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO). Sargent Shriver led the office, fulfilling Johnson's pledge to wage a so-called "War on Poverty". Our Quote of the Week, taken from Sarge's 1964  Address...

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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 Mar 12 12:08:43 EDT 2018 Mon Mar 12 12:08:43 EDT 2018

"We Must Do It Together"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Sargent Shriver understood the importance of collaboration. As a leader, he knew how to motivate groups of people to see and achieve their common goals. The problems he lists in our Quote of the Week, poverty, lack of education, and the destruction of environment, are arguably more pressing today...

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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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