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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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Dec 15

A "lifeboat in a sea of stars"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

"The world is one lifeboat in a sea of stars; there is no cause for joy if our end is sound while the other end is sinking."Sargent Shriver | Los Angeles, CA | March 17, 1975 Our Quote of the Week uses a powerful metaphor to remind us of our interconnectedness and to spark an...

Dec 08

Sargent Shriver on "Getting More"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

"You'll get more happiness and contentment out of counting your friends than counting your dollars. You'll get more satisfaction from having improved your neighborhood, your town, your state, your country, and your fellow human beings than you'll ever get from your muscles, your figure, your...

Dec 01

"Health is basic to everything"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

"Health is basic to everything. Health is one of the surest guarantees of 'life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.'"Sargent Shriver | Los Angeles, CA | September 16, 1967Our Quote of the Week underlines the central role that good health plays in our ability to pursue the...

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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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SARGE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SARGENT SHRIVER

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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