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 triumphed a seat in the Danish Parliament — becoming the first girl Muslim to do so. At first she time deleted the emails, rejecting them as the work of radicals, until one day a sidekick made an sudden prompting: to reach out to the dislike mail writers and invite them to meet for coffee. Hundreds of “dialogue coffee” assembles afterward, Cekic shares how face-to-face conversation can be one of the most powerful patrols to disband hate — and challenges us all to engage with beings we disagree with.

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