The Association of Bridge Builders (Foreningen Brobyggerne)

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The Association of Bridge Builders (Foreningen Brobyggerne)

Do you also want to help build bridges between peoples? Do you also think that there is a need for more activities that promote dialogue and fight hatred? And do you have ten extra bucks (or more) you don’t know how to spend? Then help us get started.

In the Association of Bridge Builders we have assembled a group of volunteer bridge builders who really want to make a series of events throughout the country. However, in order to make their efforts matter the most, we need to make sure that we can fund the events. In addition, we would like to grow and that is unfortunately not free. Therefore, we really appreciate any donation - large or small.

About the Association of Bridge Builders

We are a voluntary association, which basically believes that we as people have more in common than that which divides us. Therefore, we are working to bridge the growing divides that threatens the social cohesion of Danish society.

Our society is affected by terror, economic crisis and lack of social cohesion. This feeds fear and prejudice, which in turn is amplified in a heated debate climate, where one’s own opinion is elevated to a piedestal of absolute truth, while the opponents' views are knocked down hard; a tendency that is dominant in the Danish parliament as well as on social media.

The result? Prejudice, demonization and increasingly deeper divides between populations whose cooperation is a crucial prerequisite for solving our societal problems.

Therefore, we need more bridge builders: Individuals and groups who will meet with other peoples, exchange views with people of other political beliefs, and speak against any emerging demonization and hatred.

The purpose of the Association of Bridge Builders is to prevent hatred, promote dialogue and strengthen the cohesion between population groups in Denmark. We strive to promote a democratic conversation that is neither demonic nor hateful, but both critical and constructive.

Specifically, our association will make our mark through actions as well as attitudes:

- We want to inspire, support, encourage and educate citizens to be bridge builders

- We want to help schools put bridge building on the curriculum

- We want to intervene in the debate to ensure a democratic dialogue with room for differences and disagreements

The vision is a society with room for differences and disagreements, where everyone feels welcome in a democratic conversation that is both critical and constructive.

Do you want to build bridges, too?

The Association of Bridge Builders is not affiliated with any political parties.

The Association of Bridge Builders is recognised by the Danish Business Register and has a Danish VAT-number (37747610).

Members of the board:

- Özlem Cekic, chairwoman

- Julie Bossow, Vice-chairwoman

- Simon Lund-Jensen

- Emek Volkan Gürkan

- Devrim Ülgü

- Maia Feldman

- Signe Olsen
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  • Julie Bossow Julie Bossow Foreningen Brobyggerne
    Dear everyone,

    Thank you so much for your amazing support! We are extremely grateful for every donation!

    To those of you who might wonder how the donations will be spent, I can reveal that we have decided to get a new website. The new website is currently in the making and we look forward to launch it just before Christmas.

    In the meantime, you can follow our work on facebook (Foreningen Brobyggerne), foreningenbrobyggerne.dk and on Twitter @brobyggerne.

    On behalf of Foreningen Brobyggerne,
    Julie Bossow, vice-president Foreningen Brobyggerne
  • Lise Terp, Ledelsesrådgiver Lise Terp, Ledelsesrådgiver Donated 500 kr.

    Mere dialog, færre konflikter, mere fremdrift, mere innovation, større trivsel, indre frygt, mere glæde og tillid.

  • TalDansk.nu ApS TalDansk.nu ApS Donated 500 kr.

    This initiative deserve so much support - my little business are proud to participate

  • Anette Bjerg Anette Bjerg Donated 250 kr.

    Historisk viser polarisering af befolkningsgrupper igen-og-igen, at der kun er et ganske tyndt lag fernis mellem civilisation og barbari. Dialogkaffe kan forhåbentlig bidrage til, at dette lag fernis bliver tykkere – eller i det mindste forbliver intakt.

  • Simone Hyldahl Simone Hyldahl Donated 250 kr.

  • Anonymous User Anonymous User Donated 100 kr.

  • Maria  Larsen Maria Larsen Donated 100 kr.

  • Michael Jensen Michael Jensen Donated 100 kr.

  • Donall Curtin Donall Curtin Donated 700 kr.

    keep up the great work

  • Anonymous User Anonymous User Donated 100 kr.

  • Zascha Birkedal Zascha Birkedal Donated 50 kr.

    Vi har brug for flere kram og mere kaffe ☕️☕️☕️

  • Henning Munk  Jensen Henning Munk Jensen Donated 250 kr.

  • Hanne Kristensen Hanne Kristensen Donated 100 kr.

  • Jeanett Müller Jeanett Müller Donated 100 kr.

    Elsker det arbejde du gør for at holde dialogen i live , din positivitet og insisteren❤️

  • Mie Jønsson Mie Jønsson Donated 100 kr.

  • Regitze Willemoës Regitze Willemoës Donated 100 kr.

  • Inger Heftholm Nielsen Inger Heftholm Nielsen Donated 100 kr.

  • Elisabeth  Øllgaard Elisabeth Øllgaard Donated 100 kr.

    Jeg donerer 100 kr hver måned til dialogkaffe.

  • Charlotte Eriksen Charlotte Eriksen Donated 100 kr.

  • Andreas Carlsen Andreas Carlsen Donated 100 kr.

  • Gabriela Lucia Garza de Linde Gabriela Lucia Garza de Linde Donated 250 kr.

    Inspiring! ❤️

  • Mikael Kronborg Mikael Kronborg Donated 150 kr.

  • Laura Jørgensen Laura Jørgensen Donated 100 kr.

    Jeg har fulgt Özlem længe, og er imponeret over hendes insisteren på samtalen! Tak for modet til den vigtige indsats. Det er intet mindre end fantastisk arbejde! Og tak til jer som støtter hende i processen til hverdag:)

  • Hanne Tindal  Madsen Hanne Tindal Madsen Donated 250 kr.