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The Practice of Forgiveness with Azim Khamisa

Awake 2 Oneness Radio with Inspirational Speaker and Author Azim Khamisa on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM EDT. This show was pre-recorded. Click here to listen to the show. It was such an honor to have Azim as my guest! He is demonstrating and embodying the TRUE essence of Forgiveness. Not only has he founded the Tariq Khamisa Foundation (TKF), which is dedicated to teaching and inspiring forgiveness, hope and peace in students and putting an end to gang violence. Azim is also working closely with Ples Felix, the grandfather of the 14 year boy who killed his only son Tariq, a 20 year old college student 23 years ago. Azim is an inspiration for us all! He is hailed by dignitaries such as the Dalai Lama, President Bill Clinton and Al Gore. He carries his inspirational message of forgiveness, peace and hope into a world in desperate need of Peace and Unity. After the murder of his only son Tariq in 1995 to a senseless gang shooting, 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 (TKF), and the subsequent Forgiveness Movement which has reached millions. The Tariq Khamisa Foundation (TKF) is setting students on a path towards opportunity as opposed to becoming gang members. With the goal of creating safer schools and communities, the character-building programs teach children the principles of accountability, compassion, forgiveness, and peacemaking. The programs and curriculum TKF provides instills hope for those vulnerable due to exposure to violence, crime, abuse and poverty. TKF was founded in 1995, after college student Tariq was killed by a 14-year-old gang member, Tony Hicks. Tony was tried as an adult and sentenced to 25 years in prison. Azim saw that this tragedy created victims on both ends of the gun. Therefore Azim, in an act of extraordinary grace and forgiveness, reached out to Tony’s grandfather, Ples Felix to help him spread the message of forgiveness. The two men came together in the spirit of healing to end gang violence. Azim is also the author of 4 books, From Murder to Forgiveness: A Father's Journey; From Forgiveness to Fulfillment; From Fulfillment to Peace: A Roadmap to the Soul; and The Secrets of the Bulletproof Spirit: How to Bounce Back from Life’s Hardest Hits. You can learn more about Azim and TKF on these websites:

What Comes After Tragedy? Forgiveness

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