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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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Ambassador to France

In 1968, Sargent Shriver was appointed US Ambassador to France. 

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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 crisis of health care in America today is not how to transplant hearts, but how to transplant ordinary health care to the poor -- the same kind of ordinary health care that the affluent take for granted.


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Aug 09

Making "Ordinary Health Care" Accessible to All

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week is from 1967 but it highlights a problem that continues to be true today: that our for-profit health care system virtually shuts out the poor, making it impossible for all of us to have equal access to care.Sargent Shriver spoke these words at the first American Medical...

Aug 02

Seeking "a common existence"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us that to tackle society’s biggest challenges, we must transcend the “-isms” that limit and divide us – nationalism, individualism, liberalism, conservatism – and employ the values that bind us together as a human family. It is only by focusing on our "common...

Jul 26

Developing an Environmental Consciousness --Together

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us that our industries have developed in ways that undermine nature and that threaten our lives and our environment. It also highlights the fact that to change our reality, we must undertake a large-scale, collaborative international effort.In 1975, Sargent Shriver...

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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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