Whether you’re listening to talking-heads battle it out on the evening news, posting about the latest headline or navigating fraught waters at the family dinner table, you are likely not immune to the heated political division that has seeped into most corners of everyday life. That’s where TC’s Peter Coleman comes in. 

“Most of us (upwards of 67%) are actually tired of division. We want peace in our families, calm in our communities, and unity in America,” writes Coleman — Professor of Education and Psychology and head of the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution — with his colleague Pearce Godwin in Time magazine. “If you’re one of them, you are part of a vast majority of your fellow Americans. The good news is that there is hope, and you have a powerful role to play.”

Their insight and calls-to-action comprise a multi-part Time series focused on what research tells us about how we can cope with political conflict in our everyday lives. Building on the online four-week Political Courage Challenge, the series offers a variety of compelling examples of how to live a more tolerant and compassionate life today, despite the culture of contempt afflicting much of America. Read more: