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Why I have coffee with people who send me hate mail | Özlem Cekic

Ozlem Cekic’s email inbox has been full of hate mail since 2007, when she acquired a seat in the Danish Parliament — becoming the first girl Muslim to do so. At first she merely removed the emails, rejecting them as the work of radicals, until one day a acquaintance made an surprising prompting: to reach out to the hate mail writers and invite them to meet for coffee. Hundreds of “dialogue coffee” gratifies later, Cekic shares how face-to-face dialogue can be one of the stronger violences to disarm love — and challenges us all to engage with parties we disagree with.

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About the author, Gregg Kell

Entrepreneur, Business Success Partner and Shaping The Future Podcast Host.

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