Azim Khamisa is an inspiration and I first heard about him throughThe Forgiveness Project and his wonderful TED talk with Ples Felix, thegrandfather of the man who shot his son.He has been hailed by dignitaries such as the Dalai Lama, former President BillClinton, and Al Gore; Azim carries his inspirational message of forgiveness,peace, leadership and hope into the world.Following the murder of his son in 1995, Azim Khamisa founded the TariqKhamisa Foundation (TKF.org), which started a subsequent forgivenessmovement that has reached millions.Every time I hear him speak I am moved, especially when he talks about therebeing two victims at both ends of the gun and had that realisation just a fewhours after his son had been shot.He has received over 80 local, national and international awards:- In 1997 he received the National Crime Victims Special CommunityService Award presented by President Clinton and Attorney General JanetReno. - In 2002, he received Search for Common Ground’s prestigious awardalongside Desmond Tutu and Ted Koppel- In 2004, he participated in the Synthesis Dialogues with His Holiness the DalaiLama which was hosted by Pope John Paul at his summer palace inCastelgandolfo, Italy - In 2006 he was given the "Spirit of Crazy HorseAward from the Reclaiming Youth Network alongside Mohammad Ali.- In addition, Azim has been the recipient of the California Peace Prize in 2003and the Pepsi Freedom Heroes Award in 2006. He has received several otherPeacemaker of the Year awards.With a strong passion to share his message with the youth and to inspirenonviolent leaders become proactive as peacebuilders, Azim, in addition, hasgiven over 1,000 presentations to over a million students worldwide. He is apublished author of five books.Some key points from our interview:How he believes that the universe doesn’t give us any more pain than you can handle.How he reached out in forgiveness to Tony Hicks grandfather, Ples Felixto begin the process of healing and together they established the TariqKhamisa Foundation. How being a Sufi Muslim has supported him during his grief process andguided him for the future.How when he first met Tony in prison he says he was able to climb intohis eyes and touch his humanity and realised that the spark in him wasno different from himself.How he supported Tony in prison and advocated for his parole hearing.How he started the Tariq Khamisa Foundation to “Kids killing kids”through education, mentorship and community service programsYou can find out more about Azim here:https://www.azimkhamisa.comhttps://www.ted.com/talks/azim_khamisa_and_ples_felix_what_comes_after_tragedy_forgiveness* * * You can find out more about Madeleine, her story and her memoir, Unbroken, from her website: https://madeleineblack.co.uk/Watch the Podcast via YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/c/MadeleineBlackUnbroken
Dad to Dad 147 Azim Khamisa - Lost His Son To Gun Violence & Through TKF.org Has Reached Millions About Forgiveness & Teaching Non-Violence
Dad to Dad Podcast
Our guest on this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad Podcast is Azim Khamisa. Azim was born in Kenya and is a successful international businessman. In 1995, Azim’s world was turned upside down when his 20-year-old son Tariq was murdered by a 14-year-old gang member. Azim now dedicates his life on the concept of forgiveness and helping others to avoid similar violent tragedies. In fact, Azim has befriended his son’s killer and his grandfather. It’s an incredible story about a truly special man and it’s all on this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad podcast.CBS video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBDeFi-04VM NBC video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKJSOHigxhI Tariq Khamisa Foundation website: https://www.tkf.orgTKF Program Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaT90zQz8RM Azim's website: https://www.azimkhamisa.comEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgAttend the May 15th SFN Dads Virtual Conference. Register for FREE at https://www.21stCenturyDads.org.About the Special Fathers Network - SFN is a dad to dad mentoring program for fathers raising children with special needs. Many of the 400+ SFN Mentor Fathers, who all are raising kids with special needs, have said: "I wish there was something like this when we first received our child's diagnosis. I felt so isolated. There was no one within my family, at work, at church or within my friend group who understood or could relate to what I was going through."SFN Mentor Fathers share their experiences with younger dads closer to the beginning of their journey raising a child with the same or similar special needs. The SFN Mentor Fathers do NOT offer legal advice or medical advice, that is what lawyers and doctors do. They simply share their experiences and how they have made the most of a challenging situation. Go to: https://www21stCenturyDads.org is you'd like to be a SFN Mentor Father.Please support the SFN. Click here to donate: https://21stcenturydads.org/donate/
Forgiveness: It Can and Will Change Your Life - Meet Azim Khamisa
Better Place Project with Steve Norris
Join us as we chat with Azim Khamisa about the healing power of forgiveness. Azim lost his only son Tariq to a senseless gang-related murder in 1995. Azim chose the path of forgiveness and compassion rather than revenge and bitterness, and went on to mentor the gang member who killed his son Tariq, and forged a friendship with the Grandfather of his son's murderer. This powerful choice led to the establishment of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation and the subsequent forgiveness movement which has reached millions. His foundation commits to end the continuing cycle of violence among youth. He also offers workshops to help others learn how they can free themselves through the power of forgiveness. Azim is a thought leader, peace activist, international inspirational speaker, and an author of 5 books. You may have seen him on his Ted Talk titled "What comes after tragedy? Forgiveness,” which has over 1 million views. For more information visit TKF.org and AsimKhamisa.com.To stay connected with Better Place Project and for updates and behind the scenes info, please follow us on social mediaInstagram: @BetterPlaceProj To follow Steve & Erin on Instagram:@SteveNorrisOfficial @ErinorrisFacebook: Facebook.com/BetterPlaceProjectPodcastTwitter: @BetterPlaceProjEmail: BetterPlaceProjectPodcast@gmail.com
Azim Khamisa is a rare individual who not only speaks of powerful and life-changing concepts but also walks his talk. Before audiences of youth and adults, as well as to public and corporate audiences, Azim delves deeply into hearts and souls, inspiring hope, courage and personal growth. Azim is committed to providing steps to join him on the journey of peace, purpose, and leadership through forgiveness.#forgiveness #mentalhealth #healing
Azim Khamisa on grieving, his spiritual practice and the importance of asking for forgiveness
The F Word Podcast
Marina Cantacuzino talks to Azim Khamisa who founded the Tariq Khamisa Foundation after his only son, Tariq, was shot and killed while delivering pizzas in San Diego in 1995. Tariq’s killer, Tony Hicks, was 14-years-old at the time and has only recently been released from prison. Azim has spent the past 25 years talking about forgiveness and tirelessly working to prevent youth violence in America.
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Azim Khamisa is an author, peace activist, thought leader, and inspirational speaker. He was born in Kenya, Africa and educated in England in mathematics, economics and international finance. He has over 45 years of experience as a successful international investment bankerFollowing the murder of his son in 1995, Azim Khamisa founded the Tariq Khamisa Foundation which started a subsequent forgiveness movement that has reached millions. He has received over 80 local, national and international peacemaker awards. He is an emissary of peace and an international inspirational speaker with over 700 keynotes, including one to 300,000 people at the Lincoln Memorial at the Stand For Children Rally organized by the Children’s Defense Fund, as well as a speech to the United Nations General Assembly at the High-level Forum on the culture of peace. Azim serves on the Board in the capacity of Vice-Chair for the Institute of Noetic Science. IONS was founded 46 years ago by Edgar Mitchell who was the 6th man to walk on the moon and is a leading global institution on researching consciousness.With a strong passion to share his message with the youth & to inspire nonviolent leaders become proactive as peacebuilders, Azim has given over 1,000 presentations to over a million students worldwide.Website | TED Talk | Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram
Following the loss of his only son Tariq in 1995 to a senseless, gang-related murder, Azim Khamisa chose the path of forgiveness and compassion rather than revenge and bitterness. This amazing choice led to the establishment of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation and the subsequent forgiveness movement that has reached millions. Khamisa talks about his work with young people and his hopes for a new generation of compassionate and empathetic leaders.Interviewed by Diane Ray, host of Be Present.
Azim Khamisa is an author, thought leader, peace activist, and international inspirational speaker. Following the loss of his only son Tariq in 1995 to a senseless, gang-related murder, Azim chose the path of forgiveness and compassion rather than revenge and bitterness. This amazing choice led to the establishment of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation (www.TKF.org) and the subsequent forgiveness movement which has reached millions. Rick and Azim talk all about forgiveness, sadness, hope, life and so much more.