September 1, 2016 By Nijah Glenn & Bette McDevitt On a recent afternoon, we visited a long time friend of the Merton Center. Twenty years ago, Christine Haas was the development coordinator/ […]
Anti-Racism Film Showing and Nuclear Free Future Speaking Tour
September 1, 2016 By Edith Bell The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is sponsoring two events to educate ourselves and take action in this absurd time of upheaval at […]
Culture Watch: What are Progressives to do?
September 1, 2016 By Jo Tavener “When they tell us to get out of the way, because we’re standing in the way of the lesser evil, you know, the answer to that […]
A Gem on the East End: Local Thrift Shop Supports Community for 23 Years and Counting
September 1, 2016 By Rianna Lee When I walked into the East End Community Thrift Shop, the first thing that caught my eye was a sign at the checkout counter – a […]
September 1, 2016 By Jonah McAllister-Erickson Frida Berrigan, the scion to activist legends Phil Berrigan and Liz McAlister, and niece of Daniel Berrigan, grew up at Jonah House in Baltimore, a Christian community […]
US-CUBA Boxing on the Bridge Makes History!
September 1, 2016 By Lisa Valanti On July 30th, Pittsburgh again made history by hosting the “US-Cuba Youth Boxing on the Bridge.” The event was televised live in Cuba; the first time […]
September 1, 2016 By Michael Drohan I can feel those blues coming on, even though it is still three months until the election. While one cannot preclude any kind of unforeseen circumstance […]
Zika Funding Denied, Mosquitos Winning!
September 1, 2016 By James McCarville Zika is the latest of a string of strange new diseases to fill our headlines and feed our fears. The problem, of course, is what to […]
School of the Americas Watch Convergence: October 7 – 10
September 1, 2016 By Joyce Rothermel On August 3, the film, “The Empire’s War on the Border” was viewed at the Thomas Merton Center. This compelling documentary presents very clearly the current […]
Let the Sun Shine In
September 1, 2016 By Bette McDevitt We often have guests at the Wednesday breakfast gathering of the Battle of Homestead Foundation (BHF). In the last few months, we have had a young […]