PUBLIC MEETING AT EASTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN, MARCH 21, 2018. PHOTO BY PENN PLAZA SUPPORT AND ACTION. By Daniel Sun Bad housing policy, like many problems, is one that shouldn’t exist. We have all […]
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 Tammy Hepps Photos by Jeimy Ibarra President Trump, we dream of a Pittsburgh that is truly diverse, inclusive, and compassionate, a place where we all belong. That’s why last year, […]
THE 2019 THOMAS MERTON AWARD EVENT WAS HELD ON NOVEMBER 22, 2019 AT THE AUGUST WILSON AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER. By Neil Cosgrove Photos by Sheryland Neal and Steve Capri “There is no […]
By Joyce Rothermel The Racial Justice Summit, formerly known as the Summit Against Racism, is a flagship event for Pittsburgh organizers. The Summit creates opportunities for attendees to learn, connect, and act […]
By: Tammy Hepps TAMMY HEPPS (CENTER FRONT), STANDS WITH FELLOW PROTESTERS. SCREENSHOT FROM THE BEND THE ARC WEBSITE. BEND THE ARC’S POLITICAL ADVOCACY ARM HARNESSES THE COLLECTIVE POWER OF PROGRESSIVE AMERICAN JEWS […]
SR. LIGUORI ROSSNER ANN MASON By Joyce Rothermel On November 14 and 15, Sr. Liguori Rossner and Ann Mason, respectively, passed from us. Each a courageous witness for justice, their legacies will […]
By Joel Preston Smith They’re easy prey, because they don’t look like locals. For one, their shoes have no laces. Then there’s the plastic sleeves in their hands, stuffed with immigration documents, […]
By Cheryl Bauer On November 5th, Pa voters were presented a ballot measure that would alter the state constitution to adapt a set of victim’s rights collectively known as Marsy’s Law. You […]
By Rob Schapiro EDITORS NOTE: G RESPECTFULLY ASKS THAT HIS NAME AND LIKENESS NOT BE REVEALED. What the camera would show you is a person who stands just inches over five feet. […]
By Joyce Rothermel In October, the Synod of Catholic Bishops met in Rome. Two historic votes passed: one recommended that Pope Francis allow the ordination of married men in the Amazon region, […]