A stock broker bumped into the good-deed fairy on the E-train. She was wearing a short frilly dress, holding a pink magic wand, and sported gossamer wings flecked with glittering faith and […]
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.
Your love is so difficult to read from behind these slits for eyes Your love is so very painful that I couldn’t imagine your hate My kindness is met with curses they […]
Workmen restore the Church of Nativity Among the broken hearted of Bethlehem Where walls define our boundaries of fear. Rifle sights from watchtowers scope out the youth In Al-Aida refugee camp. Guards […]
deep, deep, deeper into the sunni-shia war we drift, we dive. why?
by Colleen Dougherty Ten years ago, staff at the East End Community Thrift compiled a history of the store, archiving documents and photos of the shop’s journey in a lovely album. We’ve […]
by Colleen Donovan On Friday, February 22, the Indiana County Center for Community Growth, a grassroots progressive organization, launched its film series with The Economics of Happiness (2011) at the Indiana Theater. […]
by Wanda Guthrie Event details to be announced: Join the email list at the Thomas Merton Center to receive an update on the time and place, or visit <EnvironmentalJusticeTMC.blogspot.com> The Price of […]
by K. Briar Somerville Look out for the bottle panther! A group of four Pitt students interested in promoting sustainability awareness have teamed up with Plant-to-Plate to erect a new panther sculpture […]
by Michael Drohan Kill Anything that Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam by Nick Turse, Metropolitan Books, 2013 Nick Turse has written a truly extraordinary history of the Vietnam War such […]
by Edith Bell The Drones Can’t Hear the Groans of People Dying on the Ground.. Do We? Join us to view the powerful film Silent Screams on Sunday, April 7, at 1:30PM […]