Mission & Vision

The Sargent Shriver Peace Institute (SSPI) is dedicated to the study of Sargent Shriver’s approach to leadership, peacebuilding, and creative problem solving. We provide research, training, and education for those who wish to think, organize, engage, and strategize using Sargent Shriver’s example. We seek to collaborate with a diverse array of partners, including social activists, policy makers, spiritual leaders, public servants, cultural thought leaders, and members of Shriver legacy organizations, so that together, we can devise solutions to advance justice, tackle inequality, support democracy, alleviate human suffering, and build peace. We are leading practitioners of the Insight approach to conflict analysis and resolution, a practical application of the philosophy of consciousness developed by Bernard Lonergan (1904-1984). We use this approach both to analyze how Sargent Shriver created values-based, human-centric institutions, and to train practitioners in various fields in the area of conflict resolution.


To foster the creation of a more peaceable, inclusive world by advancing the Shriver approach for social change.


To create a peaceable, inclusive world in which every human being has freedom, justice, dignity, and self-determination.

Peace requires the simple but powerful recognition that what we have in common as human beings is more important and crucial than what divides us.
Sargent Shriver
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