By Monica Ruiz Editor’s Note: Monica Ruiz is Community Organizer for Casa San Jose, an organization dedicated to assisting immigrants in the Pittsburgh region and a former project of the Thomas Merton […]
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 Neil Cosgrove At this moment, the journalists of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Denver Post have a lot in common. Both groups work for the only daily newspapers in their mid-size […]
(Photo Caption: Protesting wage theft in O’Hara Township. More on Page 7. (Photo: Matthew Bauer) Young opponents of gun violence pack Pittsburgh’s Fifth Avenue on March 24th for the March For Our […]
By Gabriel McMorland This month, I want to invite friends and members of the Thomas Merton Center to get involved in an activist research collective we’re beginning this summer. Philadelphia, Buffalo, Washington […]
By Stop Banking the Bomb Campaign Four members from the Stop Banking the Bomb campaign presented at a teach-in at the University of Pittsburgh’s Barco Law Building on March 25. The educational […]
(Photo Caption: Jim Ray (Photo provided by Joyce Rothermel) By Jim Ray Several years after graduating from McCormick Theological Seminary I began a career in Campus Ministry at the University of Illinois […]
All are welcome to attend the upcoming potluck at the Merton Center on Wednesday, May 23 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM on the topic of the Stop Banking the Bomb Campaign, endorsed […]
By Michael Drohan On Saturday, April 7, 2018 a gas attack on the city of Douma in Syria, was reported. Douma is a suburb of Damascus formerly controlled by two jihadist factions, […]
By Maggie Weaver “We conclude that the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal” — Chief Justice Earl Warren, 1954 On May 17, 1954, the […]
(Photo Caption: The Stop Banking the Bomb Campaign calls attention to PNC Bank’s investment in nuclear weapon manufacturers on April 24th. (Photo provided by Bette McDevitt) By Bette McDevitt Rev. Dordal is a […]