By Kirsi Jansa What can we do? Is there any hope? How many of you have been waking up to these questions, before or during this pandemic? Those are also the top […]
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 Patricia DeMarco We are in a state of emergency. Global warming, global pollution, especially from plastics, and the COVID-19 pandemic present a trio of crises that require global collaboration and a […]
By Joyce Rothermel Earlier this year, Journey Films released a new documentary entitled: “Revolution of the Heart: The Dorothy Day Story.” The 57-minute documentary by director Martin Doblmeier brings Dorothy’s autobiography, The […]
By Byron Borger The radical activist turned Catholic agitator, Dorothy Day, visited Pittsburgh often from her impoverished Manhattan neighborhood where she served the poor and destitute. Once she spoke at a gathering […]
By Lianne Ellison Norman I was three or four, white-blond curls, standing with my friend, Nathalie, a year older. You can’t clearly see our rescued fawn, Billy Deer, his mother killed during […]
By Jim McCarville Laudato Si, Pope Francis’s letter on our abuse of the environment and on the abuse of our fellow men and women, is five years old this month. While it […]
By Craig Steven “Housing is Healthcare…Without a home or shelter, you’re lifeless. We were suffering from the lack of quality, affordable housing, decent paying jobs and healthcare before Covid19 struck. It doesn’t […]
By Neil Cosgrove Western Pennsylvanians cheer for health care workers now, but will UPMC allow its hospital service workers to organize a union once the pandemic has eased? Americans now pray that […]
No one person can do justice in remembering all that Pat has meant to us – his friends and colleagues at the Thomas Merton Center. We are grateful to all who share […]
By Cheryl Bauer The crisis situation brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic for many neighbors in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County has highlighted the starkest vulnerabilities in our society, but it has also […]