As TMC director, I find the NewPeople brings both challenges and inspiration. This radical newspaper carries the momentum of more than forty years of robust debate, inevitable missteps, and fierce commitment to pursuing […]
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.
The Thomas Merton Center opposes all US intervention in Venezuela including US military action, covert intelligence operations, and material support for violent movements within Venezuela, and the economic sanctions currently in place. […]
We are all witnesses. On June 19, 2018, we watched the video of 17-year-old Antwon Rose II running away, unarmed, with his hands held high. We watched as he was shot three […]
Every year the Thomas Merton Center honors two activists or organizations for their work towards peace and social justice. The Thomas Merton Award honors a nationally or internationally known activist for their […]
The year should be 2019, but otherwise the dates are correct.
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Dear Sisters and Brothers, Israel has as much right to a nation-state as Palestine, or Iraq, or Iran, or India, or the United States, or Great Britain, or Germany, or Russia or […]
Marie Bellin, long-time friend of the Merton Center and admirer of Thomas Merton. Marie was a faithful member of the Thomas Merton Study Group in the earlier years of the Center. She […]