Tom Verde

Tom Verde is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Tom Verde

Welcoming veterans to belated college careers with yoga and a dose of Taoism

By Tom Verde — November 12, 2018
(RNS) — Manhattan College’s Veterans at Ease program seeks to help veterans reintegrate into civilian and academic life after being separated from both for years of isolating service.

For ICE detainees, access to clergy is infrequent or absent altogether, rights groups say

By Tom Verde — October 25, 2018
(RNS) — For detainees, comfort from clergy and faith in God are often the only glimmers of hope in a climate of deep despair.

Allowing guns in church flies in the face of tradition and Scripture

By Tom Verde — December 19, 2017
(RNS) — Pistol-packing parishioners may seem like a way to guard against the church shootings that have become so commonplace recently. But there is a long history in Christianity of opposing such strategies.
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