By: Neil Cosgrove Wasi Mohamed wants to emphasize one thing about his selection as the Merton Center’s 2019 New Person of the Year. “I only accept this award as a recognition of […]
NewPeople is the peace and justice newspaper of Pittsburgh and the Tri-state area, and is published 11 times a year. It fills the voids left by the mainstream media reflecting the reality of progressive, alternative politics locally, nationally and globally.
As a publication of the Thomas Merton Center, the paper reports on the issues of war, poverty, racism and oppression, raising the moral questions involved in the non-violent struggle to bring about a more peaceful and just world. The NewPeople acts as an organizing tool and communiqué for Thomas Merton Center members and the activist community at large.
By: Joyce Rothermel Last month, several members of the U.S. House of Representatives asked their colleagues on the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee to substantially increase Nutrition funding in the Global […]
By: Vera Hannah-Wildfang Living in Germany, I have the luxury of being provided with (almost) free nationwide healthcare, covering everything from a flu shot to life changing surgery. I used to think […]
By: Tom Webb From March 18-25 an international, interfaith delegation of more than 75 people visited several areas in northern Honduras to listen and learn more about the root causes driving Honduran […]
By: Jack Collins As of this writing it has been ten weeks since I began attending a weekly street protest in Bloomfield called Revolutionary Fridays to bring attention to the need for […]
By Odysseus Ward I intend to speak honestly of what I see and know. On those things I am unable to truly know, but can as a keen observer comprehend, I will […]
By: Molly Rush That’s the title of a column in the April 11th Wall St. Journal. It was written by former officials George Schultz (Secretary of State), William Perry (Secretary of Defense), […]
By: Joyce Rothermel It has been a little over a year since the anti-nuclear protest of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 on April 4, 2018. There, in Kings Bay, Georgia, seven activists […]
By: Molly Rush Six European air bases deploy and train personnel in the use of US B61 nuclear bombs. No one has the “medical, human and logistical means that could manage the […]
By: Neil Cosgrove Two observations must be made right away about the title of Jill Lepore’s These Truths: A History of the United States. The first involves the use of the indefinite […]