By Jeff Cummings Last Friday night, I attended a preview of “Savior Samuel,” a play by local playwright Mark Clayton Southers. I am a big fan of Mr Southers’ work. He is […]
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 Wanda Guthrie For quite a few years I have been following the work of the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology. The objective of the Forum established by Mary Evelyn Tucker […]
By Cheryl Bauer As a middle-school student in the mid-90’s, I was introduced to the pro-life movement by a Catholic friend. She enlightened me to the grisly process of partial-birth abortion, and […]
By Stepahine Schnupp Nearly two years ago on April 6th, 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill to legalize medical cannabis, commonly referred to as marijuana, for qualifying conditions and ailments […]
By Michael Drohan The US has a long history of derailing or overthrowing democracies in Latin America. A good starting point, though not the first, might be the US interventions in Cuba […]
By Kevin Hayes Members of Social Justice Seekers are planning to make positive changes in our city in 2019 through their own work and aligning themselves with other activist groups like the […]
By Michael Drohan On Friday Feb 1, 2019 President Trump made the following announcement: “Tomorrow, the United States will suspend its obligations under the INF (Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces) Treaty and begin the […]
We, the organizations and people who defend human rights, activists and promoters of Non Violence and Peace, conscientious objectors and anti-militarists, who take action in Venezuela, address this open letter to our […]
By Patricia M. DeMarco, Ph.D On January 15, 2019 over 150 concerned citizens gathered at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Mt. Lebanon to hear about advances of the petrochemical industry based on […]
By Neil Cosgrove Pittsburghers for Public Transit (PPT), a project of the Thomas Merton Center, has recently won some major victories in the struggle for equitable, accessible public transit in our region. […]