Civil Rights at a Crossroads: Igniting Activism for Racial and Economic Justice

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Introducing our new event series with the Shriver Center on Poverty Law, Civil Rights at a Crossroads: Igniting Activism for Racial and Economic Justice

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Spiritualizing Politics without Politicizing Religion

How can we bridge the forces that increasingly divide us?  In Spiritualizing Politics without Politicizing Religion, James R. Price and Kenneth R. Melchin argue that the answer lies in re-infusing our civic life with deeper spiritual values.

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Peace Corps

Sargent Shriver was the person President Kennedy turned to to make his grand vision of the Peace Corps a reality.

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War on Poverty

Lyndon Johnson asked Sargent Shriver to lead the War on Poverty. Sarge created a series of programs that continue to serve Americans today.

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Shriver and Young Men

Poverty Law

At attorney by trade, Sargent Shriver made legal services a priority in his work. He created and inspired programs to aid those with few legal resources gain justice.

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Civil Rights

Sargent Shriver believed that all men and women are created equal. He therefore fought for civil rights throughout his career.

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The new problems which should be challenging our imagination and our schools are the world-wide problems of food and population; of energy resources and consumption; of international trade and monetary stability; of water, air, and resource pollution; of human rights and political systems based on torture and repression. None of these problems can be 'solved' by any one nation.


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Nov 29

Standing as an Advocate, at Home and Abroad

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us that we cannot be credible advocates for others abroad unless we treat our own people with humanity.This week's quote comes from the 1974 Speech at the University of Notre Dame on Civil & Human Rights. Avid followers of the Quote of the Week will remember that...

Nov 22

Celebrating, with Gratitude

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week expresses love and gratitude for life, and emphasizes the reverence with which we must protect each other. We couldn’t think of a more relevant message for Thanksgiving 2022.Sargent Shriver gave a joyous but rather unusual speech on the occasion of his mother’s birthday in...

Nov 08

What Democracy Means

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week makes clear that democracy is a high-stakes, people-powered enterprise. This is  an important reminder as Election Day draws to a close and we prepare to process the results of the midterms.Sargent Shriver spoke these words on the day he ended his Presidential campaign...

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In this intimate portrait of an extraordinary father-son relationship, Mark K. Shriver discovers the moral principles that guided his legendary father, and applies them to his own life.

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This exhaustively researched, authorized biography depicts Shriver’s connection to the historical events of the 20th century—the Great Depression, World War II, JFK’s assassination, the Cold War, and more. Sarge gives us a complete account of Shriver’s life, as well as thoughtful commentary on the Kennedy family, the Peace Corps, and US and world history.

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Spiritualizing Politics without Politicizing Religion: The Example of Sargent Shriver

The clash of religion and politics has been a persistent source of polarization in North America. In order to think wisely and constructively about the spiritual dimension of our political life, there is need for an approach that can both maintain the diversity of belief and foster values founded on the principles of religion.

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