The Beacon Journal has been writing about the divisive issues that contribute to incivility. Most stories showed people in conflict and turmoil. This week see those who faced problems and worked toward sometimes permanent, sometimes temporary civil solutions.

Wednesday: A Gold Star mother fights bitterness about her sons death.

Thursday: A crisis brings abortion opponents together.

Friday: Labor negotiators learn to overcome differences.

Today: Anonymous gesture defeats racism.

Sunday: Plain Schools help kids with mindfulness

Monday: Members of Congress deal with stress