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 […]
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 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 […]
By Joyce Rothermel In May at the SW PA Bread for the World Annual Advocacy Workshop, participants learned of the dire consequences of a lack of adequate nutrition for children in their […]
By Symone Saul What separates sympathy and sorrow from empathy and compassion? As we consume a bottomless diet of man-made suffering and human rights violations, how do we let our own discomfort […]
By Janet Martin After the sentencing of Demetrius Coleman, who ran into and killed three people after running from the police, the subject of just how one-sided, unbalanced and bigoted our justice […]
By Burner Cellphone EDITORS NOTE: THIS LETTER WAS WRITTEN BY A CELL PHONE THAT’S RUNNING FOR OFFICE. THIS LETTER WAS SUBMITTED BEFORE LISA MIDDLEMAN ANNOUNCED HER CANDIDACY FOR DISTRICT ATTOURNEY AS AN […]
By Neil Cosgrove Steel Smiling, a recent project of the Thomas Merton Center, has come a long way in the three-and-a-half years since its founder Julius Boatwright became proactive in sharing “therapeutic-style […]
Many thanks to everyone who made the New Person of the Year award dinner such a hopeful and sincere celebration of Wasi Mohamed’s work and vision. Here are some highlights of what […]