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 […]
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 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 […]
By Cheryl Bauer Six months after County Councilpersons DeWitt Walton and Paul Klein proposed legislation to initiate a citizenled oversight committee for the 105+ municipal police departments in Allegheny County, we have […]
TRANSCRIPTION BY SHERYLAND NEAL AND DEAN MOUGIANIS PHOTOS BY ERTEL PHOTOGRAPHY EDITORS NOTE: THE THOMAS MERTON CENTER PRESENTED THE 2019 NEW PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD TO WASI MOHAMED – AN ACTIVIST […]
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 of […]
By Jack Collins On Thursday April 25th ten crazed cyclists took to Oakland’s streets to cause traffic problems and annoy the Pittsburgh police department in a cartoonish way. The cyclists threw caution […]