Veteran-Civilian Dialogue™

Developed in 2008, the Veteran-Civilian Dialogue™ (VCD) program is a powerful form of community building and social healing. The program addresses the cost of conflict in our society by providing meaningful tools for reconciliation and healing. VCDs are live events that bring veterans and civilians together in facilitated conversations around the impact of war and other issues affecting both groups. Life-altering for those who attend, the Dialogues are healing for the larger elements of communities brought together through the process. Read more.

Mon, 21 Apr 2014
Long Division

Our guest blogger is Grifter, author of the Musings of a Grey Man articles at OAF Nation.  Grifter is a Marine Corps veteran and served in the special operations community.  As such, anonymity is required and provides a unique basis for his compelling point of view in this very personal blog.   Last week, I discussed the... more...

Tue, 1 Apr 2014
blogThe Loss of Lessons Learned

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” - George Santayana It is never difficult to find something to write about concerning the veteran-civilian divide.  The challenge tends to be finding a unique voice that inspires understanding and action.   Yesterday, however, something crossed my... more...

Tue, 4 Mar 2014

“Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip…six passengers set sail that day for a three hour tour…” Like Gilligan, my friends and I had literally gone on a three hour tour.  There we were, trapped on a Greek isle while the sea raged around the little tour boat and as ... more...

Thu, 20 Feb 2014
blogCalled Back to Duty

Today's guest blogger is Chase Thomas, veteran, pre-med student and President of the Student Veterans of America (SVA) chapter at Robert Morris University.  Hailing from Beaver Falls, PA, near Pittsburgh, Chase served four years in the Marine Corps as a Sergeant, machine gun Section Leader and infantry machine gunner.  He... more...