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The Call: The Spiritual Realism of Sargent Shriver

The Call: The Spiritual Realism of Sargent Shriver presents an imagined conversation with the Peace Corps founder that sheds light on the deep motivations that shaped his approach to leadership.

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Shriver's "Challenge to You": A Call to Peace

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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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Shriver Meets with LBJ

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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May 26

Honoring the Legacy of Our Fallen Soldiers

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week, from a long-ago Memorial Day, sends a message that we would do well to heed today: that to honor our fallen soldiers, we must encourage new ways of thinking and create a more nurturing, inclusive world.Sargent Shriver spoke these words in 1968 in his Remarks at...

May 19

Politics as "a competition of ideas and dreams"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week defines, quite simply, what politics should and should not be. It prompts us to aspire to a human-centric politics, of service that aims at building peace.Shriver gave his Commencement Address at Proctor Academy in 1973, just as the Watergate investigation, which led to...

May 12

"The issue that haunts me is this ..."

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

In our Quote of the Week, Sargent Shriver shares what he sees as our most basic needs and desires, and he expresses the concern that we are not capable of fulfilling these for each other. Ultimately, however,  Shriver has confidence in what he refers to as "humanism", the ability...

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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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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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