Quote of the Week

On our blog, 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 Sargent Shriver or about one of the issues he cared about? Share your story with us by emailing it to info@sargentshriver.org. Maybe we'll post it here!

Jun 12

Can you help us with our Independence Day Quote of the Week?

by Lucy Di Rosa

We’re grateful that you choose to support our Quote of the Week email each Monday. We enjoy sharing Sargent Shriver’s words with you, and we hope they resonate with you. As we approach the 4th of July this year, we thought we’d do something a little different with our Quote of the Week....

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Jun 07

"Any American who holds to the theory of white supremacy ..."

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week comes on the heels of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre. As we mourn the lives lost and condemn the violence and injustice of this episode in our history, we must also stand up to the racist attitudes and reform the unjust systems that continue to harm...

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May 31

What Our Fallen Soldiers Taught Us

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week marks Memorial Day with a tribute to fallen soldiers and a reminder that we must work together to build a more peaceful world.Speaking at a memorial service at Verdun1, France in 1968, Sargent Shriver reflected on the incalculable losses of war. During the speech, Sargent...

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May 24

The "Rule of Law" and Racial Justice

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us that although law and policy play a role in protecting the rights of people, it is our intentions and our will that will ultimately ensure equality, equity, and racial justice. In January 1963, an interfaith group of spiritual leaders from around the country,...

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May 17

What Can Change the World Today?

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week makes a simple but profound declaration that the main weapons wielded by the powerful  -- money and violence -- will ultimately not effect meaningful, social change. It is only by implementing bold, human-centered ideas that we can truly make a difference for the...

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May 04

Health Care and the Trouble with Borders

Our Quote of the Week highlights a reality that has been laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic: that ensuring the health and well-being of people must involve a level of collaboration that is more powerful than any local policy and that transcends political borders.Speaking at the 1997 World Health...

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May 03

Examining Poverty and Health Care

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week highlights a profound irony about health care in the United States: that we have mastered the most advanced procedures and refined some of the most groundbreaking technologies in health care, but that we have not bothered to extend the most basic care to those who are...

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Apr 05

The Need for Peace Corps Today

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week is inspired by the initiatives that Peace Corps is currently undertaking in service of our current challenges.   When Sargent Shriver spoke these words during his Remarks at the Peace Corps 35th Anniversary, the world was a  different place than it was when he...

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