Welcome to the Sargent Shriver Peace Institute
Sargent Shriver is an American peacebuilder, political leader, and activist. During his long career in public service, Shriver was the first leader of the Peace Corps for President Kennedy, and ran the “War on Poverty” during Lyndon Johnson’s Administration. He inspired, directed, or founded numerous social programs and organizations, including Head Start, VISTA, Job Corps, Community Action, Upward Bound, Foster Grandparents, Special Olympics, the National Center on Poverty Law, Legal Services.
The three-pronged mission of the Sargent Shriver Peace Institute is to:
- To enhance public awareness and knowledge of Sargent Shriver as a public servant and master peacebuilder;
- To advance critical and applied thinking about the method of peacebuilding employed by Sargent Shriver in his many peacebuilding endeavors, with special attention to the political, moral, and spiritual foundations of his approach; and
- To foster the development of a framework for collaborative creativity that will help peacebuilders to respond constructively and effectively to the conflicts and challenges facing America and the world today.
From our virtual institute on the web, you can learn more about Sargent Shriver and SSPI’s initiatives. We invite you to join us in the pursuit of spiritualizing polictics and building peace around the world.
American Idealist: The Story of Sargent Shriver
For more information about our DVD, “American Idealist: The Story of Sargent Shriver”, please click here.