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Review for Thomas Merton Center, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As a co-founder and 30+ years on staff of the Thomas Merton Center, I welcome fair-minded and accurate criticisms of the Center, a grassroots organization funded mostly by our members.

This coming year marks our 40th anniversary as a peace and justice center. I suggest you go to our website for more information, Our newspaper, the New People, covers the many peace, justice and ecology movements active in the region and beyond.

On Nov. 3d we are honoring Vandana Shiva, internationally known leader in the struggle for food security, economic and environmental justice and women.

Role:  Board Member & Most recently I work with Health Care for All PA, one of dozens of groups the Center has helped to initiate.

Review for Thomas Merton Center, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As a member of the Board, former staff member of 30+ years and co-founder of the Thomas Merton Center, I am very sorry that this person has chosen to make unfounded attacks on the Center and individual board members.

Members have received five-page single-spaced letters from the same person.

As with most non-profits, the Center has to struggle economically in these hard times. This has required cutbacks in administrative expenses. Despite this, due to the work of an amazing group of volunteers and board members, the Center has increased its membership by 30% over the past year.

Hundreds came together in the spring for our Annual New Person Award honoring the three attorneys who are strong advocates for civil liberties for many years and who served as the legal team for peace and justice groups during and after the G-20 meeting.

In November over 700 attended the annual Thomas Merton Award dinner honoring Noam Chomsky, which was a sellout.

I suggest that people check our website, and read our publication, The New People for a fuller understanding of the work of the Center.

Role:  Board Member & I work with Health Care for All PA, a statewide coalition that works with 37 states to implement single payer health care.