Thomas Merton Center http://wesa.fm en Sexual Assault in Military to be Explored at Bricolage Performance http://wesa.fm/post/sexual-assault-military-be-explored-bricolage-performance <p>A performance at Bricolage in downtown Pittsburgh this Saturday will shed light on sexual assault in the military.</p><p><em>Fifth Wall: Sexual Assault in the Military</em>, presented by the Bricolage Production Company and advocacy group Stop Sexual Assault in the Military, explores the problem through different artistic genres.</p><p>The program will include clips from the documentary <em>The Invisible War</em>, scenes from Pittsburgh playwright Tammy Ryan’s <em>Soldier’s Heart </em>and a panel discussion with the audience.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:44:04 +0000 Julian Routh 25388 at http://wesa.fm Activists Call on City of Pittsburgh to Divest from Fossil Fuel Industry http://wesa.fm/post/activists-call-city-pittsburgh-divest-fossil-fuel-industry <p>Climate change activist Bill McKibben has been spending considerable time in Pittsburgh recently, first for the <a href="http://www.wearepowershift.org/conference/powershift2013">Power Shift 2013</a> conference in October, and on Monday to receive an award from the <a href="http://thomasmertoncenter.org/">Thomas Merton Center</a>.</p><p>The Thomas Merton Center bills itself as “Pittsburgh’s peace and social justice center,” and along with McKibben, they are launching a campaign to pressure the City of Pittsburgh and other regional institutions to divest from the fossil fuel industry.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 18:48:54 +0000 Liz Reid 19316 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburghers to Partake in Day of Peace Campaign http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburghers-partake-day-peace-campaign <p>Residents from Pittsburgh will gather in Market Square downtown Saturday, joining counterparts in 200 other U.S. cities and 64 countries in marking the United Nation's Day of Peace . &nbsp;</p><p>The grassroots international organization Global March for Peace&nbsp;and Unity is coordinating the campaign to spread the word the word on world peace.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:12:03 +0000 Michael Lynch 16744 at http://wesa.fm Thomas Merton Center to Hold Forum on Abuse of Women in the Military http://wesa.fm/post/thomas-merton-center-hold-forum-abuse-women-military <p><span style="font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; font-size: 21px; line-height: 33px;">On Friday, March 8, in observance of International Women’s Day, the Thomas Merton Center will screen <em>The Invisible War</em>,</span><em style="font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; font-size: 21px; line-height: 33px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-transition: background-color 0.15s linear, border-color, color, opacity; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font: inherit;">&nbsp;</em><span style="font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; Thu, 07 Mar 2013 21:14:53 +0000 Margaret Krauss 2214 at http://wesa.fm Thomas Merton Center to Hold Forum on Abuse of Women in the Military