Quote of the Week

Our blog is the place 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 Sarge? Has his work influenced you? Share your story with us by emailing it to info@sargentshriver.org. Maybe we'll post it here!

Feb 24

"We are a dead society if ..."

Our Quote of the Week makes a simple but crucial statement about the goals of the War on Poverty, and about the continued importance of those goals for our human family. It reminds us that until every human being has "equality and justice and dignity," we cannot have true peace. In a...

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Feb 10

Some Reflections on Being an Ally during Black History Month

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Some Reflections on Being an Ally during Black History MonthOur Quote of the Week shows us how to confront the racism that has been in our culture for centuries, and that is increasingly visible in our communities and institutions right now. As we move through Black History Month, Sargent...

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Feb 03

A government that "can restore a sense of community"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week gets us thinking about the qualities that are most important in our government leaders. With the 2020 Democratic primaries kicking off and the Presidential election nine months away, we're excited to hear from (and support) leaders who bring a positive outlook, the skills to...

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Jan 27

The Globalization of Health Problems

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week ties together public health with other critical issues common to our human family: security and economic opportunity. It also makes the point that only international collaboration can allow us to truly tackle these issues in a holistic way.The escalating risks of the...

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Jan 20

For MLK Day: Some Thoughts on Racism, Privilege, and Being an Ally

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week for this Martin Luther King Day zones in on what is at the heart of racism: the desire to feel superior, combined with the fear of being less than. This clash of deep-seated human emotions has fueled racism, white supremacy, and oppression for centuries. Sargent Shriver...

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Jan 13

"Our community is the world"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us of the ties that bind our human family. To ignore the suffering of those we think of as "other," particularly when they are far away, may seem like an easy thing to do, but in our interconnected world, the suffering of others will make its way back to us...

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Jan 06

"No matter how many bombs we drop ..."

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week expresses a basic principle that we can't afford to forget now: no amount of violence can lead to a more peaceful world.Sargent Shriver spoke these words two months after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, while addressing his alma mater at the Yale University Daily...

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Dec 23

For the Holiday Season: a Call to Peace and Service

Our Quote of the Week is a challenge to all of us to build a more peaceful world. As Sargent Shriver points out, one of the key ways we can do that is to give of ourselves through service. As we make our way through the holiday season, we can think of no message that is more relevant and more...

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