Restorative Justice: A New Paradigm for Social Transformation with Azim Khamisa

Hailed by dignitaries such as the Dalai Lama and Tariq Khamisa, Azim's murdered son and for whom the TKF Foundation was formed in honor of.

Thich Nhat Hanh, Azim Khamisa delivers his inspirational message to a world in desperate need of forgiveness, peace and hope.

Following the murder of his only son Tariq in 1995 through a senseless, gang-related incident, Azim chose the path of forgiveness and compassion rather than revenge, and this amazing choice led to the establishment of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation (TKF) and his subsequent forgiveness work which has reached millions through international speaking, (in 1996 - a crowd of 300,000), public and corporate workshops, video and audio recordings and four published books, including the award winning From Murder to Forgiveness and the Random House book The Secrets of the Bulletproof Spirit coauthored with Jillian Quinn.

Azim is going to share with us the historical perspective of Restorative Justice and offer a clear understanding of what it is. Given there are many views and opinions of what this hugely growing field entails, and how it works, we are delighted to speak with not only someone who has lived the processes first hand but who can truly help clarify the things that commonly cause people to question the efficacy of Restorative Justice, and to show how common concerns of accountability, safety, and respect for victims still plays a huge role in guiding the processes.

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Ending the Cycle of Violence

The ACCLAIMED 6 part video series and curriculum ENDING THE CYCLE OF VIOLENCE: From Murder to Forgiveness introduces Azim and Ples's teachings on Restorative Justice and Forgiveness to youth ages 11-15. To learn how to bring these much needed violence prevention resources to your schools and communities, go to:


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