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 […]
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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 […]
By Jack Collins On Thursday April 25th ten crazed cyclists took to Oakland’s streets to cause traffic problems and annoy the Pittsburgh police department in a cartoonish way. The cyclists threw caution […]
By Molly Rush No surprise. Former and current anti-EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Administrators Scott Pruitt and Andrew Wheeler sure did their boss’s bidding. From day one the strategic plan was to undermine […]
By Joyce Rothermel The Merton Center was founded in 1972 by faithbased people seeking to follow and live out the teachings of Jesus Christ and joining with others to build a more […]
By Gabriel McMoreland Greetings Thomas Merton Center Family, The Thomas Merton Center is proud to present the 2019 New Person of the Year Award to Wasi Mohamed – an activist working to […]
By The Shutdown Berks Campaign The Berks County Residential Center (BCRC) is a prison for immigrant families, where children as young as two-weeksold have been incarcerated. By incarcerating and mistreating immigrant families, […]
By Neil Cosgrove As June 30 approaches, the doomsday when the consent decree between the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Allegheny Health Network/Highmark expires, much justifiable sympathy is being directed […]
By Symone Saul Ok, ok, maybe Wasi Mohamed isn’t exactly new. He’s been helping out in all the important spaces for years now and is well-known across the interfaith communities, progressive political […]
By Moriah Ella Mason Editor’s Note: The author has recently returned from spending ten days in the Palestinian West Bank with other activists from the Center for Jewish Nonviolence. The group engaged […]