By NEIL COSGROVE When Blake Strode, Executive Director of 2018 Merton Award winner ArchCity Defenders (ACD), saw the list of the 45 previous awardees, he felt something like “impostor syndrome.” Did his […]
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 It was December 10, 1968 when Thomas Merton was found dead in his lodgings at a conference center in Bangkok, Thailand. Fr. Louis, his religious name, had just […]
The Thomas Merton Center is accepting nominations for the 2019 awards season! Every year we honor a local activist for their work towards peace and justice here at home with the New […]
By Neil Cosgrove In April, South Africa celebrates the 25th anniversary of the country’s first democratic election, when its entire adult population was first able to vote. The African National Congress (ANC) […]
By Bette McDevitt 2018 was the year for women in politics in Pennsylvania. In our area, Sara Innamorato, from the city, and Summer Lee, from Swissvale, were elected to the State House […]
An End to Gender Violence All women deserve a life free of all forms of gender violence: domestic and institutional, in the streets and in the workplace. Working women, girls, trans women, […]
By International Women’s Strike USA Chapter It is in the spirit of a renewed radicalism, solidarity and internationalism, that the International Women’s Strike U.S. (IWS US) calls for action on March 8. […]
The year for all dates should read 2019 instead of 2018.
By Michael Drohan The author, Joe Bargeant, was born in Winchester, Virginia, a town of approximately 27,000 people in the Shenandoah Valley of North-Western Virginia. The town, founded in 1752, has a […]