Quote of the Week

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 Jul 16 13:23:08 EDT 2018 Mon Jul 16 13:23:08 EDT 2018

Combating the Problems "Which Plague the World"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

In two short sentences, our Quote of the Week reveals the major challenges that Sargent Shriver saw as being fundamental for world leaders to tackle. In a career that was shaped by efforts to build peace, expand opportunity and achieve justice for all, the message of working together to secure...

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Mon Jul 09 09:49:39 EDT 2018 Mon Jul 09 09:49:39 EDT 2018

Neighbors

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week encapsulates a reality of our world that Sargent Shriver could plainly see back in 1962: that advances in transportation and technology were bringing us all closer and closer together. And yet, our contemporary experience of our shrinking world has of late been colored by...

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Mon Jul 02 11:28:31 EDT 2018 Mon Jul 02 11:28:31 EDT 2018

Recovering "the American Strategy"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

As Independence Day approaches, our Quote of the Week reminds us what the holiday was meant to mark: the founding of a nation that promises equal access to justice and opportunity for all. Although we have struggled throughout our history to maintain that promise, we have also made great progress...

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Mon Jun 25 06:21:00 EDT 2018 Mon Jun 25 06:21:00 EDT 2018

Fear, Misinformation, and Unity

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

In our Quote of the Week, Sargent Shriver reminds us that to foster unity, we must work together to eliminate the fear and unease that pull us apart. He calls out the spread of "misinformation" and points out that we must not pay attention to political talking points that have no...

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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 Jun 11 08:32:00 EDT 2018 Mon Jun 11 08:32:00 EDT 2018

The Greatness of Our Spirit

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

We take our Quote of the Week from the St. Louis University Commencement Speech that Sargent Shriver gave in 1962. Speaking about the network of "statesmen and scholars" that the Peace Corps was creating, Sargent Shriver spoke about the responsibilities and opportunities that a world...

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Mon Jun 04 12:10:57 EDT 2018 Mon Jun 04 12:10:57 EDT 2018

Transcending What We Are and Where We Are From

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week comes from a speech that Sargent Shriver made in celebration of cultural pride -- Irish pride, to be exact -- the Address to the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Celebrating the history and heritage of our cultural identity is understandable and can be meaningful...

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Mon May 28 11:17:22 EDT 2018 Mon May 28 11:17:22 EDT 2018

Honoring Our Fallen Soldiers

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

How do we honor those we have lost in war? For our Quote of the Week, we draw on some words that Sargent Shriver spoke on Memorial Day 50 years ago, as he reflected on what we could do to acknowledge the sacrifice of those we have lost. By creating a more inclusive society, where all could have...

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