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 […]
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.
1961 Moved to Pittsburgh with her best friend— an African-American woman—both to attend Pitt’s Graduate School of Social Work. They were turned away several times by racist apartment owners. Luckily, Jesse Vann, […]
By Mike Schneider Voting Rights, or the lack thereof, are once again on the forefront of U.S. politics. Many of us remember passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. With JFK’s […]
By Neil Cosgrove A year ago Post-Gazette publisher John Robinson Block and his henchman, editorial page editor Keith Burris, fired political cartoonist Rob Rogers, who had spent 34 years (25 with the […]
By Joyce Rothermel The Association of Pittsburgh Priests is announcing its 2019 Fall Speakers Series. You will want to read about them and then mark those that interest you on your calendar […]
By Joyce Rothermel The Stop Banking the Bomb Campaign wants YOU! The Stop Banking the Bomb (SBTB) Campaign is a PNC Bank nuclear weapons divestment project supported by the Thomas Merton Center […]
By Jeff C This summer let Aunt Ester take you on a trip to the City of Bones. From Aug 24 through Sept 2, the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company will present GEM […]
By Lisa Vilanti EDITORS NOTE: THIS IS IN REMEMBRANCE OF REV. TOM SMITH WHO DIED ON JUNE 16, 2019. HE IS A FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF THE THOMAS MERTON CENTER. […]
The Thomas Merton Center membership shares in the loss of one of its most active members, Jan Neffke, and expresses our solidarity with her partner, Ginny Hildebrand. All are welcome to the […]
By Molly Rush One of every four children in the world is malnourished. Many experience stunted growth, impaired brain development and health problems, irreversible by 2 years of age, writes Nicholas Kristof […]