This summer brings a season of gratitude from TMC staff to our Merton Center members, friends, and supporters. Many thanks to Jan McMannis and Tony Buba for hosting the annual Cornerstone Garden […]
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.
(Photo Caption: CORNERSTONE SUSTAINERS DINNER WITH STATE REPRESENTATIVE SUMMER LEE. ON AUGUST 13TH, GUESTS ENJOYED A DELICIOUS, GOURMET VEGETARIAN DINNER PREPARED BY OUR GRACIOUS HOST HOWARD AIKENS. THROUGHOUT THE MEAL GUESTS ENGAGED […]
BY NIJMIE DZURINKO AND BEN FIORILLO In December 1967, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. announced the launch of the Poor People’s Campaign, a new movement that would unite poor people across […]
By Neil Cosgrove The Thomas Merton Center (TMC) and TMC project Pittsburghers for Public Transit (PPT) have joined a lawsuit against Uber, the world’s largest ride-sharing service. The class-action suit argues that […]
by Joyce Rothermel Last month, the Stop Banking the Bomb Campaign learned that PNC Bank will no longer finance the private prison industry that contribute to mass incarceration and are involved in […]
by Gabriel McMorland In recent weeks, my mind drifts often from summertime walks and raspberry sunsets into the shadow cast on us all by the growing threat of global nuclear war. I […]
by Joyce Rothermel Following the Sept. 9 speaker, Rev. Jack Bendik addressing “Creating Vibrant Faith Communities Amid Changing Realities” in the Fall Speakers’ Series of the Association of Pittsburgh Priests (APP) comes […]
by Neil Cosgrove Homeless persons, for obvious reasons, find voting difficult. And people applying for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) just as obviously can’t make large donations to political candidates. Maybe such […]
by Symone Saul More and more people are beginning to stand up and protest the detention of immigrants in ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement) facilities across the nation. As cruel and dehumanizing […]
Originally published VOL 49 No. 7, September 2019