A PROGRESSIVE VOICE IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES: ASSOCIATION OF PITTBURGH PRIESTS, 1966-2019 WIPF & STOCK, 2019. BY: ARTHUR J. MCDONALD WITH FORWARD BY THOMAS J. GUMBLETON By: Bernie […]
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.
“DON’T BANK ON THE BOMB”
By: Joyce Rothermel Not long after the release of the report, “Don’t Bank on the Bomb: A Global Report on the Financing of Nuclear Weapons Producers” by the international peace organization, PAX, […]
PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES COMING SOON – WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR IN THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES?
What are you looking for in our presidential candidates/ president this election year? Here are some responses from our Thomas Merton Center members and friends. We hope to include more responses in […]
“DINNERS WITH _________” FUNDRAISERS CONTINUE INTO 2020
By: Joyce Rothermel In the fall of 2018, the “Dinners with _____” (special honored guests) began to raise funds and create opportunities for Merton Center members and friends to gather over a […]
CRUEL GOVERNMENT POLICY TO INCREASE FOOD INSECURITY
By: Emily Cleath The truth about perpetual poverty in this country is buried beneath fear and lies. A shocking one in seven Americans are receiving food stamps, now known as Supplemental Nutrition […]
STATEMENT OF THE ANTI-WAR COMMITTEE OF PITTSBURGH ON THE MILITARY DEVASTATION OF AFGHANISTAN
By: Joyce Rothermel Editors Note: This statement was released in December 2019. The United States, under the presidency of George W. Bush, together with the United Kingdom launched war on Afghanistan on […]
NEVER-ENDING WARS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
By: Michael Drohan Early on Friday Jan 3, 2020 President Trump ordered the assassination of Maj. General Qassim Suleimani of Iran near Baghdad Airport, Iraq. Suleimani was the head of the Quds […]
FOUR PITTSBURGH SUFFRAGETTES
By: Molly Rush The movement to gain the vote took decades, but it finally succeeded in 1920 with the passage of the 19th amendment. The struggle for the right of women to […]
150 PRACTICAL WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT – PART I
By: James McCarville Editor’s note: The NewPeople recognizes the value of these efforts, while also recognizing that readers may not have the level of affluence needed to carry many of them out. […]
IN MEMORY OF THOMAS WEBB
THOMAS WEBB Thomas Merton Center friend, supporter, and recent TMC guest speaker passed away in California in early December. Tom came to Pittsburgh to study spirituality at Duquesne University in the 1980’s. […]