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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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Sep 22

"The challenge of the Peace Corps"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

"They asked me to talk about 'the challenge of the Peace Corps'. The challenge is simple to express, difficult to fulfill: PCVs, stay as you are ... be servants of peace ... work at home as you have worked abroad, humbly, persistently, intelligently."Sargent Shriver | Washington, DC&...

Sep 15

"The central moral problem of our republic"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

"Today again the problem of racial wrongs and racial hatreds is the central moral problem of our republic."Sargent Shriver | Chicago, IL | January 15, 1963Our Quote of the Week marks the 60th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, a violent chapter...

Sep 08

Legal Services: "Establishing the rule of in lawless territory"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week captures the intrepid spirit of Legal Services attorneys who, during the War on Poverty, were charged with providing civil legal assistance to individuals who were not able to afford at attorney. Sargent Shriver spoke these words during the Address to the Illinois State...

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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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