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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Martin Sheen Honored in Pittsburgh for His Activism
Molly Rush and Martin Sheen in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Activist Molly Rush His Inspiration.
In a building dedicated to those who have fought in
America’s wars, about 250 people gathered in Pittsburgh on Saturday to honor a
man who has dedicated his life to working for international peace and social
Pittsburgh’s Thomas Merton Center honored actor and activist
Martin Sheen with its Thomas Merton Award at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
Hall and Museum on Saturday, April 13. Thomas Merton was a writer, Trappist
monk, and social activist.The center
named for him has been a hub of the city’s peace and justice activity since
Pennsylvania State Senator Jim Ferlo, another lifelong
activist and friend to many in attendance, served as Master of Ceremonies. Guitar
soloist Moko, folksinger Anne Feeney, and Mike Stout and the Human Union band
provided musical entertainment.Pittsburgh’s city council proclaimed April 13 as Thomas Merton Center
Day in the city.The city’s Congress
member Mike Doyle (D) attended the event and issued his own declaration
honoring the Merton Center and Martin Sheen for their work.