By Paul Cech There seems to be a belief in the myth of a system where society can handle all that comes its way in a fashion reminiscent of a Rube Goldberg […]
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 Michael Drohan Review of book Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, City Lights Books, 2018. This wonderful peoples’ history by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz follows her earlier book […]
By Mary Dawn Edwards (Photo Caption: Speakers Ibrahim Mohamed Ishaq, Eric Cohen, Andrew Burnett and Brian Adeba lead the discussion at the Sixth Annual PDEC Forum. (Photo: Chelsey Engel) The Sixth Annual PDEC […]
By Kim Dinh (Photo Caption: TMC Board Member Antonia Domingo and Penn Plaza Action’s Judy Suh display APALA’s banner.) 2018 May Day Celebration – Pittsburgh, PA. As immigrants and workers in Pittsburgh gathered […]
By Gabriel McMorland I’m grateful for the work the Thomas Merton Center has been able to do in 2018. We helped workers win back more than $10,000 in stolen wages in the […]
By Joyce Rothermel On May 20, TMC member Fr. Gene Lauer passed away at age 82. A priest of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, he was a scholar, theologian, author, popular pastoral […]
By Paul Dordal (Photo Caption: The ACT Processes (Picture: Creative Commons) Depression. Anxiety. Despair. These are just some of the emotional distresses that I have observed in friends, comrades, and in myself, as […]
By Jim Ruck The Center’s founders, in looking for a name, settled on “Thomas Merton,” the Catholic contemplative monk and social critic who had died not long before at age 53. From […]
This statement from the Thomas Merton Center Board of Directors was approved at their May 21 board meeting. The Thomas Merton Center, together with the United Nations community, condemns the lethal use […]
By Maggie Weaver On July 26, Monica Ruiz’s son will graduate high school. At age 15, a young man traveled to the U.S., an unaccompanied minor seeking employment. He was a victim […]