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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!

Apr 15

Interdependence

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us that in a modern world, we cannot conquer our biggest social challenges if we remain in isolation. We must be aware of our interdependence and work together for the common good.In a landmark speech on civil and human rights at the University of Notre Dame, Sargent...

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Apr 08

"Be a History Maker"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week comes from a commencement speech that Sargent Shriver made in 1964, during the nascent months of the War on Poverty and the height of the Peace Corps.In his speech, Sargent Shriver acknowledges the scale of the challenges set before him to bring 30...

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Apr 01

Special Olympics

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week celebrates Special Olympics, an organization that was near and dear to Sargent Shriver's heart and that has been in the news frequently in the past several days. Sarge's words remind us of the power of Special Olympics to unify all people regardless of their origins or...

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Mar 25

Honoring Two Peace Corps Milestones

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week honors two milestones we’re celebrating this month: the anniversary of Sargent Shriver’s tenure with the Peace Corps, and the birthday of William “Bill” Josephson, our senior advisor and a close friend and colleague of Sargent Shriver's. On March 22, 1961, President...

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Mar 18

How Can We Live Together in Peace?

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week lays out a key component for building a more peaceful future for all of us -- fostering a true appreciation of the world's major cultures. Sargent Shriver's message of understanding and connection has a marked urgency today: all over the world, we see fear and ignorance of...

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Mar 11

"The Women's Movement"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week comes on the heels of International Women's Day and marks one of many occasions when Sargent Shriver stood up for equality between women and men. With a speech that continues to be relevant today, Sargent Shriver addressed the Women's Leadership Conference in Los Angeles,...

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Mar 04

Celebrating 58 Years of Peace Corps

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week celebrates the 58th anniversary of the creation of the Peace Corps. On March 1, 1961, President Kennedy signed the executive order to create the Peace Corps. Three weeks later, on March 22, he would name Sargent Shriver as its first Director.Taken from Sargent Shriver’s...

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Feb 25

"The Essence of Love"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week is a deeply spiritual, deeply human expression of love. It highlights one of the values that defined Sargent Shriver. His love of people and the importance that he placed on being able to empathize with another person's circumstances were defining characteristics that...

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